Events

E.g., 10/21/2019
E.g., 10/21/2019

The Origins Space Telescope

Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT
Speaker: 
Margaret Meixner
Affiliation: 
STSCI
Location: 
N201
Event Type: 
Colloquium

Half of the light emitted by stars, planets, and galaxies over the lifetime of the Universe emerges in the infrared. The Origins Space Telescope (Origins) will access this information-rich spectral region to uncover the crucial missing pieces of our cosmic history. Origins is a community-led, NASA-supported mission concept study in preparation for the 2020 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey.

Observing and modeling interstellar dust

Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 3:30pm PDT
Speaker: 
Randall Smith
Affiliation: 
CfA- Harvard
Location: 
N232 R103
Event Type: 
Colloquium

Interstellar (IS) dust grains are an integral part of IS evolution in galaxies, and our knowledge of their properties has primarily derived from observations of the UV/optical extinction, infrared emission, and polarization from grains. However, we can also learn about grains by studying the X-ray halos seen around absorbed X-ray sources that are created by small-angle X-ray scattering in dust grains along the line of sight. X-ray halos are strongly affected by the size distribution of the grains, and to a lesser extent their position, composition, and shape.

TBD

Date: 
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 3:30pm PST
Speaker: 
Els Peeters
Affiliation: 
Western University
Location: 
N232 R103
Event Type: 
Colloquium

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TBD

Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 3:30pm PST
Speaker: 
Klaus Pontoppidan
Affiliation: 
STSCI
Location: 
N232 R103
Event Type: 
Colloquium

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TBD

Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 3:30pm PST
Speaker: 
Dary Ruiz Rodriguez
Affiliation: 
NRAO
Location: 
N232 R103
Event Type: 
Colloquium

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TBD

Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 3:30pm PST
Speaker: 
Sarah Sadavoy
Affiliation: 
CfA- Harvard
Location: 
N232 R103
Event Type: 
Colloquium

TBD

TBD

Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 3:30pm PST
Speaker: 
Cara Battersby
Affiliation: 
UConn
Location: 
N232 R103
Event Type: 
Colloquium

date tbc

Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 3:30pm PST
Speaker: 
Alyssa Goodman
Affiliation: 
CfA- Harvard
Location: 
N232 R103
Event Type: 
Colloquium

TBD

Title - tbd

Date: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT
Speaker: 
Loren Anderson
Affiliation: 
West Virginia University
Location: 
R103
Event Type: 
Colloquium

tbd

Title - tbd

Date: 
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT
Speaker: 
Molly Peeples
Affiliation: 
Space Telescope Science Institute
Location: 
N232 R103
Event Type: 
Colloquium

tbd