The HEASARC Users Group and the LAMBDA Advisory Group

The HEASARC Users Group (HUG) has as its prime directive to "evaluate and monitor the performance of the HEASARC."

Other terms of reference and organization are as follows:

  • Solicit input on the operation of the HEASARC from the astronomical community.
  • Recommend guidelines for community access to the HEASARC.
  • Provide help and information to the HEASARC on a wide range of disciplines relevant to its activities.
  • Encourage interaction and coordination with other mission facilities and data archives, both within and outside NASA.
  • Review an annual report on the HEASARC activities and progress.

The HUG provides feedback to the HEASARC Director, as well as to NASA Headquarters.

The current members of the HUG are

      * Greg Madejski, Chair, (SLAC)
      * Sarah Gallagher (U. Western Ontario)
      * Tesla Jeltema (UC Santa Cruz)
      * Paul Ray (NRL)
      * Colleen Wilson-Hodge (NASA/MSFC)

The most recent meeting of the HEASARC Users Group was on Monday, February 26th, 2018. The report from this meeting is posted here. Before that, the previous HUG meeting was on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016. The report from this meeting is posted here.

Within the HEASARC, LAMBDA has its own separate Advisory Group focusing on issues of primary relevance to the cosmic microwave backround (CMB) community.

The current members of the LAMBDA Advisory Group (LAG) are

      * Renee Hlozek, Chair (Dunlap Institute, U. Toronto))
      * Ted Bunn (U. Richmond)
      * David Chuss (Villanova U.)
      * Tom Crawford (KICP, U. Chicago)
      * Gary Hinshaw (U British Columbia)
      * Jeffrey McMahon (U. Michigan)

The most recent meeting of the LAMBDA Advisory Group was on Friday, March 23rd, 2018. The report from this meeting will be posted shortly. Before that, the previous LAG meeting was on Monday, November 28th, 2016 The report from the 2016 meeting is posted here.

If you would like to volunteer to serve on the HEASARC Users Group or the LAMBDA Advisory Group, or have an issue you would like one of these groups to address, please contact Dr. Alan Smale (alan.p.smale 'at' for the HUG or Dr. Eric Switzer (eric.r.switzer 'at' for the LAG, or any of the members of the relevant groups listed above.

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