Colloquium: David Nataf (Host: Jason Jackiewicz) @ BX102
Clues to Globular Cluster Formation David Nataf, Johns Hopkins University Globular clusters are now well-established to host “Second-generation” stars, which show anomalous abundances in some or all of He, C, N, O, Na, Al, Mg,...
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Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Colloquium Thesis Defense: Lauren Kahre
Extinction Mapping and Dust-to-Gas Ratios of Nearby Galaxies Lauren Kahre, NMSU We present a study of the dust{to{gas ratios in 31 nearby (D > 10 Mpc) galaxies. Using Hubble Space Telescope broad band WFC3/UVIS UV...
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Colloquium: Dale Frail (Host: Sarah Kovac) @ BX102
Multi-Messenger EM-GW Astronomy: The View from the Radio End of the EM Spectrum Dale Frail, NRAO Abstract: With the discovery of gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation from the binary neutron star merger GW170817, the era...
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Special Colloquium: Stella Kafka (Host: Karen Kinemuchi) @ Domenici Hall
The AAVSO Program: A Resource for Variable Star Research Stella Kafka, AAVSO The AAVSO was formed in 1911 as a group of US-based amateur observers obtaining data in support of professional astronomy projects. Now, it...
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Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Colloquium: Jack Burns @ Domenici Hall 109
Our Future in Space: The Moon and Beyond Jack Burns, University of Colorado Boulder Why do we explore space? How do we explore space? Where should we explore? What are the tools for space exploration?...
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Colloquium: Ylva Pihlström (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
A Masing BAaDE’s Window Ylva Pihlström, University of New Mexico Evolved, intermediate mass stars are tracers of an intermediate age stellar population. Due to high mass-loss rates, they harbor circumstellar envelopes, in which different types...
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Special Colloquium: Amanda Wilber (Host: Moire Prescott) @ AY 119
Searching for diffuse radio emission in merging galaxy clusters with LOFAR Amanda Wilber, Universität Hamburg Galaxy cluster mergers are powerful drivers of turbulence and shocks, which can accelerate cosmic-ray electrons within the magnetic field of...
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Colloquium: Megan Reiter (Host: Kristian Finlator) @ BX102
The Role of Ecology in Star and Planet Formation Megan Reiter, Royal Observatory Edinburgh Understanding how feedback regulates star and planet formation is one of the outstanding unsolved problems in astrophysics. Stellar feedback affects all...
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Colloquium: Rixin Li (Host: Wladimir Lyra) @ BX102
Simulating Planetesimal Formation in the Kuiper Belt and Beyond Rixin Li, University of Arizona A critical step in planet formation is to build super-km-sized planetesimals in protoplanetary disks. The origin and demographics of planetesimals are...
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