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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 1 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
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Mar 4 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
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Mar 11 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
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Mar 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
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Mar 18 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
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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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Mar 22 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: RESERVED (Host: TBD) @ BX102
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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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May 3 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
No Colloquium @ BX102
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May 10 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
No Colloquium (Final Exam Week) @ BX102
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Colloquium: Safe Zone Training (Host: Inclusive Astronomy Group) @ BX102
Safe Zone Training Dr. Zooey Sophia Pook, NMSU The SafeZone Training was established to educate and train students, faculty, and staff on how to provide safe and affirming support to members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning...
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Colloquium: Lisa Young (Host: Rene Walterbos) @ BX102
Cold Gas and the Evolution of Early-type Galaxies Lisa Young, New Mexico Tech A major theme of galaxy evolution is understanding how today’s Hubble sequence was established — what makes some galaxies red spheroidals and...
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Colloquium: Brian Svoboda (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
Starless clumps and the earliest phases of high-mass star formation in the Milky Way Brian Svoboda, NRAO Jansky Fellow High-mass stars are key to regulating the interstellar medium, star formation activity, and overall evolution of...
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Sep 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Colloquium Thesis Proposal: Rachel Marra @ Jett Hall 210
An Observer’s Examination of the Circumgalactic Medium using Cosmological Simulations Rachel Marra, NMSU A significant aspect to understanding galaxy evolution is having an understanding of the intricacies involving the inflow and outflow of baryons onto...
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Colloquium: Eric Nielsen (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
Charting the Outer Reaches of Exoplanetary Systems: Wide-Separation Giant Planet Demographics with Direct Imaging Eric Nielsen, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University Over the past decade, the combination of advances in adaptive...
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Colloquium: Mental Health Training (Host: Sarah Kovac) @ BX102
Promoting Graduate Student Wellness: A Guide for Faculty and Staff Marie Zubiate, Aggie Health and Wellness Center As graduate students demonstrate signs of emotional and psychological distress, faculty and staff play an important role in...
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Colloquium: Raja GuhaThakurta (Host: Rene Walterbos) @ BX102
The SPLASH Survey of the Andromeda Galaxy Raja Guhathurkurta, University of California, Santa Cruz Our nearest large spiral galaxy neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy (M31), and its dwarf satellites, offer a panoramic yet detailed view of...
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Oct 18 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
No Colloquium @ BX102
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Colloquium: Shun Karato (Host: Jason Jackiewicz) @ BX102
Solving the Puzzles of the Moon Shun Karato, Yale University After 50 years from the first landing of men on the Moon, about 380 kg of samples were collected by the Apollo mission. Chemical analyses...
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Nov 1 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
No Colloquium @ BX102
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Colloquium: Jacob Vander Vliet (Host: Chris Churchill) @ BX102
Galaxy Evolution in a Computer Box, or “How to turn a PhD on Theoretical Galaxy Evolution into a Scientific Programming Career with NASA” Jacob Vander Vliet, NASA/SOFIA I graduated from NMSU in 2017 with a...
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Colloquium: Phil Judge (Host James McAteer) @ BX102
Using every photon to learn about the physics of solar plasmas Phil Judge, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder CO. The Sun has traditionally been the Rosetta Stone that can overcome the gap in regimes between laboratory...
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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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Nov 29 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
No Colloquium: Thanksgiving @ BX102
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Colloquium: Elise Boera (Host: Kristian Finlator) @ BX102
Revealing reionization with the thermal history of the intergalactic medium Elisa Boera, SISSA Trieste During hydrogen reionization the UV radiation from the first luminous sources injected vast amount of energy into the intergalactic medium, photo-heating...
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