Welcome to our newest staff members, both in the RIA Branch: Katya Verner, and
Congratulations to Linda Smith on her appointment as lead of the ACS+WFPC2 team, effective this past Monday.
Many thanks to Marco Sirianni for his leadership of the ACS+WFPC2 team for the past two years. Marco has put the team on a good course for SM4, and we wish him well when he heads off to ESTEC in December.
HST news: o
Transition to Side B operations is progressing well. I’ll defer to Ken
Sembach, who will give you a more comprehensive update on progress and the outlook for the next few days.
JWST news: o
Several folks are attending the JWST partners workshop this week in o
Munich. A MIRI Science Team meeting is occurring in conjunction.
NIRSpec held a successful CDR kickoff last week. Tracy Beck attended as o a member of the Systems Panel. The review will conclude in December.
The ISIM team is preparing for their CDR in January 2009. Dry run #2 was held the last week in September, with attendance by several members o of the WIT team.
The SWG will meet next week, Oct. 22 & 23, in Palo Alto.
Upcoming events: o
HST MSR next Tuesday, Oct. 21---teams to present plans for activities in light of a delayed SM4. o o
The STIC will meet here (at the Colonnade) on Nov. 3 & 4.
The Future of the Workplace Committee will return here on Nov. 10 & 11. o
The STUC will meet here on Nov. 13 & 14.
Temporary office moves from the 4 th
floor to the 3 rd
floor front will now take place after Thanksgiving.
The next INS lunch is in two weeks on Thursday, October 30, in the Auditorium from