Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
The observational phase of the HST Ultraviolet Legacy Library of Young Stars as Essential Standards (ULLYSES) program initiated by the STScl Director in 2019 was completed in 2023. ULLYSES provides a legacy spectroscopic UV dataset for studying star formation both locally and across the universe. The program consists of two distinct components: ultraviolet-optical-infrared spectroscopy of T Tauri stars in star-forming regions of the Milky Way, and ultraviolet spectroscopy of metal-poor OB stars in the Magellanic Clouds and other nearby low metallicity dwarf galaxies. The dataset will establish a foundation for studying the final stages of low-mass star formation, and obtaining fundamental stellar parameters as a function of metallicity for high-mass stars. Although ground-based data contain much information necessary to advance understanding of these phenomena, ultraviolet spectroscopy provides powerful diagnostic information that cannot be obtained in any other way. This ambitious, multi-faceted project used 987 HST orbits in Cycles 27-29, making it the single largest program ever executed by HST.
The ULLYSES observations are complemented by community-led, ancillary ground-based surveys that will considerably enhance the legacy value of the program. With the completion of the ULLYSES observations and ancillary programs, a variety of data products are now available, both from STScl and from the community. Initial results based on ULLYSES data are beginning to appear in the refereed literature. The time is ripe to review plans for scientific exploitation of the data, and launch new plans for research in additional areas that utilize these foundational data, e.g., interstellar medium, star and galaxy formation at high redshift, and star-planet interactions.
Consequently, this workshop is conceived as a celebration of the "end of the beginning" of ULLYSES and a forum for the community to decide next steps. Its goals are to provide:
- A review of (and an advertisement for) the data collected under the auspices of ULLYSES;
- A status update on current on-going work;
- A forum for planning a roadmap to fulfill the promised goals of ULLYSES, and for planning community involvement in the analyses, through existing collaborations or otherwise;
- A forum to discuss what other data should be collected in the near term to further enhance the legacy value of the ULLYSES dataset
Registration is now open!
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Additional Event Information
The abstract submission deadline is Tuesday, January 16, 2024. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Science Organizing Committee.
Please submit your abstract online for the ULLYSES Workshop.
You are required to have a MyST account to login to the HST Portal. If you don’t already have a MyST Account, please click on the "Request a MyST Account" to create one.
Click on ULLYSES Workshop link under the “Abstract Submission Entry Forms” section to submit an abstract for the conference. Required fields on the Abstract Submission form are marked with a red asterisk and you are able to include attachments if needed.
From the HST portal you will be able to see your abstract submissions under “My Abstract Submission”.
To add comments or additional attachments, simply click on the abstract you need.
If you are entering more than one Abstract you will need to complete the Abstract Submission Form again.
Submitting an abstract does not register you for the conference.
The ULLYSES: Continuing the Voyage of Discovery Workshop will be held March 11-14, 2024 and will follow a hybrid event format at STScI, Baltimore, MD USA. In person attendance is encouraged. The registration fee is $400.00 USD (in-person attendance) or $50.00 USD (virtual attendance). Students, postdocs, and early career researchers who would like to inquire about travel assistance should contact the organizers at ULLYSESWorkshop2024@stsci.edu.
- Nicole Arulanantham
- Kathleen Barger
- Joachim Bestenlehner
- Nuria Calvet
- Catherine Espaillat
- Kevin France
- Miriam Garcia
- Ana Gomez De Castro
- Uma Gorti
- Ed Jenkins
- Carlo Manara
- Lucimara Martins
- Karina Mauco
- Lida Oskinova
- James Owen
- Caeley Pittman
- Varsha Ramachandran
- Jon Sundqvist
- Dorottya Szecsi
- Thanawuth Thanathibodee
- Frank Tramper
- Eva Villaver
- Jorick Vink
- Yong Zheng
- Zhaohuan Zhu
- Julia Roman-Duval (Chair), Space Telescope Science Institute, USA
- Sarah Betti, Space Telescope Science Institute, USA
- Catherine Espaillat, Boston University, USA
- Will Fischer, Space Telescope Science Institute, USA
- Alex Fullerton, Space Telescope Science Institute, USA
- Miriam Garcia, Centro de Astrobiologia, CSIC-INTA, Dpto de Astrofisica, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial, Spain
- Greg Herczeg, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, China
- Calum Hawcroft, Space Telescope Science Institute, USA
- Sally Oey, University of Michigan, USA
- Charles Proffitt, Space Telescope Science Institute, USA
- Ravi Sankrit, Space Telescope Science Institute, USA
- Jo Taylor, Space Telescope Science Institute, USA
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Study Hotel at Johns Hopkins, located a short distance from STScI. STScI will also provide complimentary shuttle service during the workshop.
The Study Hotel at Johns Hopkins
3215 N Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
To make reservations online: ULLYSES Workshop – Group Block
To make reservations via phone: 1-410-243-0030. Reference the ULLYSES Workshop.
Room Rate: $151 USD per night plus taxes
Cut-Off Date: Friday, February 9, 2024
Group Code: 6769542