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Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House @ Tombaugh Observatory
Open to the public. Faculty member: Jason Jackiewicz Graduate Students: Sten Hasselquist, Lauren Kahre, Eric UnderwoodShare this:TweetPrint
Feb 17 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Michael Boylan-Kolchin @ BX 102
Near-field Cosmology: Big Science from Small Galaxies Dr. M. Boylan-Kolchin, UT Austin The local Universe provides a unique and powerful way to explore galaxy formation and cosmological physics. Through measurements of the abundances, kinematics, and chemical...
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Feb 24 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Thomas Rivinius
Our Current Understanding of Classical Be Stars Dr. Thomas Rivinius, Chile, ESO Paranal I will introduce Be stars as B-type stars with gaseous disks in Keplerian rotation. These disks form by mass ejection from the star itself...
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Colloquium: Jack Burns (Host: Nancy Chanover) @ Domenici Hall Room 106
Cosmology from the Moon: The Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE) Dr. Jack Burns, University of Colorado Boulder In the New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy & Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Cosmic Dawn was singled out as...
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Mar 3 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Bart De Pontieu @ BX 102
Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph Views of How the Solar Atmosphere is Energized Dr. Bart De Pontieu, Lockheed Martin At the interface between the Sun’s surface and million-degree outer atmosphere or corona lies the chromosphere. At...
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Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House
Open to the public. Faculty member: Kristian Finlator Graduate Students: Gordon MacDonald, Emma Dahl, Agnar HallShare this:TweetPrint
Mar 10 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Hazel Bain @ BX 102
Antarctic high altitude balloon observations of solar flares: Life and work on the ice Dr. Hazel Bain, University of California, Berkeley   The Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for solar flares (GRIPS) instrument is a balloon-borne telescope designed to...
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Joint Physics/Astronomy Colloquium: William Newman @ Gardiner Hall 229, Physics. Dept. | Ames | Iowa | United States
Giant Planet Shielding of the Inner Solar System Revisited: Blending Celestial Mechanics with Advanced Computation Dr. William Newman, UCLA The Earth has sustained during the last billion years as many as five catastrophic collisions with...
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Mar 31 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium PhD Defense: Sean Markert
THE SIGNAL OF WEAK GRAVITATIONAL LENSING FROM GALAXY GROUPS AND CLUSTERS, Dr. S. Markert, NMSU   The weak gravitational lensing of galaxy clusters is a valuable tool. The deflection of light around a lens is...
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Colloquium: Lauren Waszek (Host: Jason Jackiewicz) @ BX102
The growth of Earth’s inner core: a new technique to constrain seismic properties in its outermost layers Dr. Lauren Waszek, Department of Physics, NMSU The inner core displays a hemispherical difference in seismic velocity, attenuation,...
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Apr 7 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House
9Open to the public. Faculty member: James McAteer Graduate students: Jodi Berdis, Caitlin Doughty, Ethan DederickShare this:TweetPrint
Colloquium: George Becker (Host: Kristian Finlator) @ BX102
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Colloquium: Cameron Hummels (Host: Chris Churchill) @ BX102
Dr. Cameron Hummels (Caltech) Galaxy Evolution via Simulations Abstract: TBA  
Colloquium PhD Defense: Jacob Vander Vliet @ Domenici Hall 106
Observing the Baryon Cycle in Hydrodynamic Cosmological Simulations Jacob Vander Vliet, NMSU An understanding of galaxy evolution requires an understanding of the flow of baryons in and out of a galaxy. The accretion of baryons...
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May 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House
Open to the public. Faculty member: Jon Holtzman Graduate students: Laurel Farris, Drew Chojnowski   http://whatsouttonight.com/Resources/2016SepSkyWOT.pdfShare this:TweetPrint
Jun 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Colloquium PhD Defense: Laura Mayorga @ Domenici Hall 102
The Orbital and Planetary Phase Variations of Jupiter-Sized Planets: Characterizing Present and Future Giants Laura Mayorga, NMSU It is commonly said that exoplanet science is 100 years behind planetary science. While we may be able...
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Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Colloquium PhD Defense: Nigel Mathes
The Vulture Survey of MgII and CIV Absorbers: Feasting on the Bones of Spectra Left to Die Nigel Mathes, NMSU Abstract: We present detailed measurements of the absorption properties and redshift evolution of MgII and...
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Colloquium: Isak Wold (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
A Faint Flux-Limited LAE Sample at z = 0.3 Isak Wold, UT Austin Observational surveys of Lya emitters (LAEs) have proven to be an efficient method to identify and study large numbers of galaxies over...
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Colloquium: Travis Metcalfe (Host: Jason Jackiewicz) @ BX102
The Magnetic Mid-life Crisis of the Sun Dr. Travis Metcalfe, Space Sciences Institute After decades of effort, the solar activity cycle is exceptionally well characterized but it remains poorly understood. Pioneering work at the Mount...
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Colloquium: Lisa Winter (Host: Laura Boucheron) @ BX102
Long duration solar gamma ray flares Lisa Winter, LANL Long duration solar gamma ray flares (LDGRFs) present a challenge to models of solar flares. While the gamma ray emission initially was thought to be the...
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Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium PhD Defense: Jean McKeever @ Business College 103
Asteroseismology of Red Giants: The Detailed Modeling of Red Giants in Eclipsing Binary Systems Jean McKeever, NMSU Asteroseismology is an invaluable tool that allows one to peer into the inside of a star and know...
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Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Campus Observatory Open House @ Campus Observatory
Welcome to the first open house of the 2017 Fall Semester. Your hosts will be: James McAteer, Jodi Berdis, Carlos Vargas, and Julie Imig. The (September) Autumnal Equinox. September Night Sky Chart.Share this:TweetPrint
Colloquium: Kyoung-Soo Lee (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
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Colloquium: Benjamin Oppenheimer (Host: Kristian Finlator) @ BX102
Breaking the Self-Similarity of Galaxy Formation: A Circumgalactic Medium Perspective Benjamin Oppenheimer, University of Colorado Boulder If you could see a dark matter halo directly without knowing the scale, you probably could not distinguish a...
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Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Observatory Open House
Your hosts for the October Open House at the Campus Observatory are Kristian Finlator, Sten Hasselquist, Rachel Marra, and Aleczander Herczeg. The Calendar of Astronomical Events for October 2017 October Night Sky Chart.Share this:TweetPrint
Colloquium: Jane Rigby (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
Science with the James Webb Space Telescope Jane Rigby, NASA/GSFC NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will have revolutionary capabilities and sensitivity for imaging and spectroscopy from 0.7 to 28 micron.  JWST should make major...
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Colloquium: Larisza Krista  (Host: James McAteer) @ BX102
The statistical study of solar dimmings and their eruptive counterparts Larisza Krista, Cu/CIRES, NOAA/NCEI Results are presented from analyzing the physical and morphological properties of 154 dimmings (transient coronal holes) and the associated flares and...
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Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Observatory Open House
Your hosts for the November Campus Observatory Open House are Chris Churchill, Sean Sellers, Sam Schonfeld, and Sarah Kovac.   The Calendar of Astronomical Events for November 2017 November Night Sky Chart.Share this:TweetPrint
Colloquium: Laura Keating (Host: Kristian Finlator) @ BX102
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Colloquium - Dean Pesnell (Host: James McAteer) @ BX102
SDO, the Sun, the Universe Dean Pesnell, NASA / GSFC ABSTRACT: The Sun is our best example for how stars evolve and behave. It is the only star whose surface is well-resolved in time and...
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