Events

E.g., 12/09/2018
E.g., 12/09/2018

A Light in the Dark - Massive Star Birth Through Cosmic Time

Date: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 3:30pm PST
Speaker: 
Jonathan Tan
Affiliation: 
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, & University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Location: 
N232, R103
Event Type: 
Colloquium

Massive stars have played a dominant role in shaping our universe since its earliest times, but there is still no consensus on the mechanism by which they form. I review the physics important for massive star formation and the intimate connection this process has with star cluster formation. I then focus on a particular theoretical model, Turbulent Core Accretion, which assumes the initial conditions are massive, turbulent, magnetized cores of gas and dust that are reasonably close to virial equilibrium.

Title TBD

Date: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 9:00am PST
Speaker: 
Christopher Materese
Affiliation: 
NASA GSFC
Location: 
N/A
Event Type: 
Teletalk

What Controls the Rate of Star Formation: Common Features and Common Myths

Date: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 3:30pm PST
Speaker: 
Neal Evans
Affiliation: 
University of Texas
Location: 
N232 R103
Event Type: 
Colloquium

The relations between star formation and gas have received renewed attention. We combine studies on scales ranging from local (within 0.5 kpc) to distant galaxies to assess what factors contribute to star formation. These include studies of star forming regions in the Milky Way, the LMC, nearby galaxies with spatially resolved star formation, and integrated galaxy studies. We test which tracers provide the best predictor of star formation rate.

SOFIA Tours at the 2019 Winter AAS

Date: 
Monday, January 07, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, January 09, 2019 (All day)
Location: 
2019 Winter AAS in Seattle, Washington
Event Type: 
Conference

AAS attendees will have the opportunity to tour the SOFIA aircraft and learn more about the observatory at Boeing Field, six miles away from the Washington State Convention Center. Tickets may be obtained at the SOFIA booth in the AAS exhibit hall. The tour is open to registered AAS guests. Non-U.S. citizens must provide proof of citizenship. 

Special Session: The Role of Magnetic Fields and Filaments in Star Formation

Date: 
Monday, January 07, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm PST
Location: 
2019 Winter AAS in Seattle, Washington
Event Type: 
Conference

This session brings together the latest studies of magnetic fields in star forming regions and the galactic environment, with a goal of better understanding the role of magnetic fields shaping interstellar matter into the observed filaments, funneling atoms and molecules to enhance star formation efficiencies, and supporting clouds against collapse. 

SOFIA Town Hall

Date: 
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm PST
Location: 
2019 Winter AAS in Seattle, Washington
Event Type: 
Conference

SOFIA provides the international community with open access to mid- and far-infrared observations with a broad range of instruments, as well as a unique platform for instrument and technology development. 

The Town Hall will discuss several important new developments for the observatory including: 

TBD

Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 3:30pm PST
Speaker: 
Yashar Hezaveh
Affiliation: 
Stanford
Location: 
N232 R103
Event Type: 
Colloquium

TBD

Title TBD

Date: 
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 9:00am PST
Speaker: 
Andrew Barr
Affiliation: 
Leiden University
Location: 
N/A
Event Type: 
Teletalk