An obituary for Bob Lin
Harvey Tananbaum (CfA, Harvard) is the speaker of the SSL colloquium of Friday November 30th 2012 entitled “SMART-X – Square Meter, Arcsecond Resolution Telescope for X-rays Whither X-ray Astronomy post-Chandra?”. More info
On Friday November 2nd, an SSL sounding rocket had a successful flight from the White Sands Missile Range. The Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager (FOXSI) payload observed the Sun for six minutes before landing safely and intact in the New Mexico desert. FOXSI carried focusing X-ray optics and silicon strip detectors and successfully imaged solar X-rays during its flight. After some upgrades, FOXSI will fly again in two years.
Nico Cappelluti (INAF-Bologna, Italy) is the speaker of the SSL colloquium of Friday November 16th 2012 entitled “Clustering of the Cosmic X-ray Background”. More info
Michael Sholl (UC Berkeley – SSL) is the speaker of the SSL colloquium of Friday November 9th 2012 entitled “BigBOSS: A stage IV dark energy redshift survey”. More info