ASTRO-H User Support in Europe

The European user support activities are spread across two centres: The Science Operations Centre (SOC), located at ESAC (Spain), and the European Science Support Centre (ESSC), located at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Geneva (Switzerland).

The tasks of the SOC will be focussed on supporting the European user community in the use of the allocated time for ASTRO-H, through handling annual calls for observing proposals and related activities.

The tasks of the ESSC are focussed on supporting the European scientific community with respect to the utilization of ASTRO-H.