We are pleased to inform you that this year's version of the morpho-kinematic modeling software SHAPE will be released on Friday, June 17.
With new physical modeling features and an improved user interface, Shape 2010 might help more astronomers generate new astrophysical insight.
The new key components are a Physics Module, a Math Module, a web-based User Guide and the unified Desktop Environment.
By allowing you to do basic radiation transfer calculations in 3D the Physics Module takes Shape well beyond the original morpho-kinematic modeling.
We thank all the users that have contributed with their comments, bug reports, feature requests and beta testing. Thank you also to the growing general user base, who have published Shape models (see the ShapeSite for a list).
For those who will attend the "Asymmetrical Planetary Nebulae 5" meeting you can contact us for a live demonstration. There will be a dedicated poster on Shape 2010.
For more information visit the ShapeSite from Friday on at
All the best,
Wolfgang Steffen & Nico Koning