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Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am AY 119
We will explore ways to make astronomy, and STEM fields in general, a more inclusive and welcoming environment where EVERYONE can feel comfortable. This will make all people, including traditionally underrepresented groups, feel comfortable and...
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May 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am AY 119
We will explore ways to make astronomy, and STEM fields in general, a more inclusive and welcoming environment where EVERYONE can feel comfortable. This will make all people, including traditionally underrepresented groups, feel comfortable and...
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May 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Tombaugh Observatory
Open to the public. Faculty member: Nancy Chanover Graduate Students: Jacob VanderVliet, Ethan Dederick, Jean McKeever  Share this:TweetPrint
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Dominici106
Ages and Abundance of Local Stellar Populations Diane Feuillet, NMSUShare this:TweetPrint
Aug 15 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Astronomy Conference Room
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Aug 26 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Characterization of Biosignatures within Geologic Samples Analyzed using a Suite of in situ Techniques Kyle Uckert, NMSU    Abstract: I investigated the biosignature detection capabilities of several in situ techniques to evaluate their potential to...
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Aug 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AY 119
Title: Is Hierarchical Merging Broken? Charles Steinhardt (Caltech, DARK) I will describe two sharp puzzles suggesting a possible mismatch between the current hierarchical merging paradigm and observations of evolving galaxies.  Current models predict that the z...
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Sep 2 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Sultan Hassan, Centre for Extragalactic Theory, University of the Western Cape, South Africa Title: From Instantaneous to Late Reionization Abstract: The 21cm emission line is a hyperfine spin-flip transition of neutral hydrogen.  Prior to the...
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Sep 9 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Biology Annex 102
Extinction mapping with LEGUS Lauren Kahre The study of star formation and galaxy evolution in nearby galaxies depends on obtaining accurate stellar photometry in those galaxies. However, dust in the galaxies hinders our ability to...
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Sep 9 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Tombaugh Observatory
The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an observatory open house at the NMSU campus observatory at 8 p.m.Friday, Sept. 9. Astronomy personnel on hand will be Chris Churchill and graduate assistants Xander Thelen, Trevor...
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Sep 12 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AY 119
Title: Six orders of magnitude: Solar System studies of asteroids and the Sun Paul Hardersen (U. of N. Dakota)Share this:TweetPrint
Sep 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AY 119
Title: JUNO Reta Beebe A .pdf of the talk can be found here.    Share this:TweetPrint
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Science Hall 310
Utilizing Planetary Oscillations to Constrain the Interior Structure of the Jovian Planets Ethan Dederick Seismology has been the premier tool of study for understanding the interior structure of the Earth, the Sun, and even other stars....
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Sep 23 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Galaxies in the Twilight Zone by Aaron Romanowsky, San Jose State University   Abstract: Decades after luminous galaxies were found to be embedded in halos of dark matter (DM), there are still mysteries about the...
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Sep 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AY 119
Title: TBD Keith Hawkins (Columbia/Cambridge)  Share this:TweetPrint
Oct 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AY 119
Title: Proto-BD disks and the Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics Laura Mayorga  Share this:TweetPrint
Oct 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AY 119
Title: Probing the z~6 UVB with Aligned Metal Absorbers Caitlin Doughty  Share this:TweetPrint
Oct 28 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Biology Annex 102
Star formation in the vicinity of the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre Dr. Mark Wardle, Macquarie University The disruptive tidal field near supermassive black holes overcomes the self-gravity of objects that are less...
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Nov 11 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Biology Annex 102
Outer Planets Update Dr. Amy Simon, NASA The Hubble Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) program is a yearly program for observing each of the outer planets over two full rotations. Observations began with Uranus in...
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Nov 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AY 119
Title: H-band Spectral Variability of Classical Be Stars Drew Chojnowski  Share this:TweetPrint
Nov 18 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Biology Annex 102
Simulations of the interstellar medium at high redshift: What does [CII] trace? Dr. Karen Olsen, Arizona State University We are in an exciting era were simulations on large, cosmological scales meet modeling of the interstellar medium (ISM)...
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Mar 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AY 119
Red Giants in Eclipsing Binary Systems Jean McKeever  Share this:TweetPrint
Sep 8 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Mar 28 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Science Hall 109
Seismic Inferences of Gas Giant Planets: Excitation & Interiors Ethan Dederick, NMSU Seismology has been the premier tool of study for understanding the interior structure of the Earth, the Sun, and even other stars. In...
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Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Gardiner Hall 230
Surprising Impacts of Gravity Waves Jim Fuller, Caltech Gravity waves are low frequency fluid oscillations restored by buoyancy forces in planetary and stellar interiors. Despite their ubiquity, the importance of gravity waves in evolutionary processes...
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Apr 6 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Colloquium Title Sten Hasselquist, NMSU AbstractShare this:TweetPrint
Oct 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AY 119
Red giants, eclipsing binaries, and asteroseismology. Patrick Gaulme, Max Planck Institute for Solar System ResearchShare this:TweetPrint
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm ASNMSU Center for the Arts
Dr. Janna Levin Barnard College   Info here: https://honors.nmsu.edu/news/events/speakers-series/    Share this:TweetPrint
May 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Online
H-Band Spectroscopy of Exotic, Massive Stars Drew Chojnowski, NMSU We report on spectroscopy of exotic B-type emission line (Be) stars and chemically peculiar (CP) stars in the near-infrared (NIR) H-band, using data provided by the...
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