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Sep 21 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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 AY 119
Ap Stars
Sep 28 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Oct 5 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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 AY 119
Red giants, eclipsing binaries, and asteroseismology. Patrick Gaulme, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Oct 12 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Oct 19 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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
Host: James McAteer. Assisted by Laurel Farris, Kristen Luchsinger, and Matthew Varakian
Nov 2 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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 AY 119
The Sunspot Solar Observatory Visitor Center Heidi Sanchez, Sunspot Solar Observatory, NMSU