Colloquium: Dawn Gelino (Host: Tom Harrison) @ BX102
NASA, Exoplanets, and Life After NMSU Dawn Gelino, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, CalTech Abstract:  Are you interested in learning more about the search for life in the Universe? Or perhaps you may be interested in...
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Colloquium: Don Terndrup (Host: Nancy Chanover) @ BX102
Stellar Winds and Stellar Rotation Don Terndrup, Ohio State University For more than 50 years, we have known that stars rotate quickly when they are young and slow down as they age.  This process gives...
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Colloquium PhD Thesis Defense: Alexander Thelen (Host: Nancy Chanover) @ Domenici Hall Room 102
The Chemical Composition and Dynamics of Titan’s Atmosphere as Revealed by ALMA Alexander Thelen, NMSU Over the last century, remarkable advances in our understanding of Titan’s atmosphere have been accomplished by a campaign of ground-...
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Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Observatory Open House @ Tombaugh Observatory
Host: Chris Churchill. Assisted by Trevor Picard, Lauren Kahre, and Ali HyderShare this:TweetPrint
Colloquium: Dave Thilker (Host: Rene Walterbos) @ BX102
Fresh Perspectives on Star Formation from LEGUS, the Legacy ExtraGalactic Ultraviolet Survey David Thilker, Johns Hopkins University The Legacy ExtraGalactic Ultraviolet Survey (LEGUS) was a Cycle 21 Large Treasury HST program which obtained ~parsec resolution NUV- to I-band WFC3 imaging for 50 nearby, representative star-forming Local Volume galaxies, with a primary goal of...
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Sep 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza lunch: Drew Chojnowski @ AY 119
Ap StarsShare this:TweetPrint
Colloquium: Bharat Ratra (Host: Anatoly Klypin) @ BX102
Spatial Curvature, Dark Energy Dynamics, Neither, or Both? Bharat Ratra, Kansas State University Experiments and observations over the two last decades have persuaded cosmologists that (as yet undetected) dark energy is by far the main...
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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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Oct 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza lunch: Patrick Gaulme @ AY 119
Red giants, eclipsing binaries, and asteroseismology. Patrick Gaulme, Max Planck Institute for Solar System ResearchShare this:TweetPrint
Colloquium: Michelle Creech-Eakman (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer: Design Details and Progress towards First Light with UT#1 Michelle Creech-Eakman, New Mexico Tech The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI), a 10-telescope optical/near-IR interferometer in central NM, has been conceived...
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Colloquium:  Sanchayeeta Borthakur (Host: Kristian Finlator) @ BX102
Understanding How Galaxies Reionized the Universe  Sanchayeeta Borthakur, Arizona State University Identifying the population of galaxies that was responsible for the reionization of the universe is a long-standing quest in astronomy. While young stars can...
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Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Observatory Open House
Host: James McAteer. Assisted by Laurel Farris, Kristen Luchsinger, and Matthew VarakianShare this:TweetPrint
Colloquium: Kate Follette (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
How to Take Pictures of Baby Planets Kate Follette, Amherst College Of the thousands of known extrasolar planets, why are the dozen or so directly imaged exoplanets among the most important despite their apparently anomalous...
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Nov 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza lunch: Heidi Sanchez @ AY 119
The Sunspot Solar Observatory Visitor Center Heidi Sanchez, Sunspot Solar Observatory, NMSUShare this:TweetPrint
Colloquium: Laura Chomiuk (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
Rethinking the Fundamentals of Classical Nova Explosions Laura Chomiuk, MSU Over the past few years, a revolution has been taking place in our understanding of classical novae, largely driven by the discovery of GeV gamma-rays...
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Pizza lunch: Nur Berdalieva and Shukur Kholikov @ AY 119
Past and Present Astronomy in Uzbekistan Nur Berdalieva (Astronomical Institute of Uzbekistan) and Shukur Kholikov (National Solar Observatory)Share this:TweetPrint
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Observatory Open House
Host: Moire Prescott. Assisted by Emma Dahl, Drew Chojnowski, and Oana Vesa.Share this:TweetPrint
Colloquium: John Stocke (Host: Rene Walterbos) @ BX102
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Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Observatory Open House
Host: Jason Jackiewicz. Assisted by Jeremy Emmett, Caitlin Doughty, and Annie Hedlund.Share this:TweetPrint
Jan 20 @ 7:45 pm – 10:30 pm
Lunar Eclipse - Public Outreach Event
The NMSU Astronomy Department will be holding a two-part public event for the January 20th total lunar eclipse! Starting at 7:45 PM, Professor Kristian Finlator will give a talk on the eclipse in the Biology...
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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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Jan 24 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium Thesis Proposal: Rachel Marra @ Science Hall 107
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Jan 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pizza Lunch Talk: Dale Frail @ AY 119
How to Write A Competitive Prize Postdoc Application Dale Frail, NRAOShare this:TweetPrint
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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Feb 1 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: OPEN (Host: TBD) @ BX102
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Feb 8 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: RESERVED (Host: TBD) @ BX102
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Feb 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: RESERVED (Host: TBD) @ BX102
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Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Observatory Open House
Host: Nancy Chanover. Assisted by Sean Sellers, Sarah Kovac, and Farhanul HasanShare this:TweetPrint
Special Colloquium: Stella Kafka (Host: Karen Kinemuchi) @ TBA
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