AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 6. The GOODS and Those HEROs
Poster, Monday, January 6, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[6.01] The Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS): Overview and Status

R.N. Hook (ST-ECF/ESO), GOODS Team

GOODS is a very large project to gather deep imaging data and spectroscopic followup of two fields, the Hubble Deep Field North (HDF-N) and the Chandra Deep Field South (CDF-S), with both space and ground-based instruments to create an extensive multiwavelength public data set for community research on the distant Universe.

GOODS includes a SIRTF Legacy Program (PI: Mark Dickinson) and a Hubble Treasury Program of ACS imaging (PI: Mauro Giavalisco). The ACS imaging was also optimized for the detection of high-z supernovae which are being followed up by a further target of opportunity Hubble GO Program (PI: Adam Riess). The bulk of the CDF-S ground-based data presently available comes from an ESO Large Programme (PI: Catherine Cesarsky) which includes both deep imaging and multi-object followup spectroscopy. This is currently complemented in the South by additional CTIO imaging. Currently available HDF-N ground-based data forming part of GOODS includes NOAO imaging.

Although the SIRTF part of the survey will not begin until later in the year the ACS imaging is well advanced and there is also a huge body of complementary ground-based imaging and some follow-up spectroscopy which is already publicly available.

We summarize the current status of GOODS and give an overview of the data products currently available and present the timescales for the future. Many early science results from the survey are presented in other GOODS papers at this meeting.

Support for the HST GOODS program presented here and in companion abstracts was provided by NASA thorugh grant number GO-9425 from the Space Telescope Science Institute, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Incorporated, under NASA contract NAS5-26555.

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