AAO Colloquia

The AAO organises frequent colloquia at our North Ryde headquarters. These are usually held Thursday morning at 11:00 am, though other dates are occasionally scheduled. We welcome talks from visiting astronomers - if you are passing through Sydney and would like to tell us about your work, please fill out the AAO Visitor Form. The ATNF (Australia Telescope National Facility) also organises colloquia at their Epping offices. A schedule for these talks can be found on the ATNF Colloquia webpage. The AAO and ATNF occasionally organise Joint Colloquia when the speaker is likely to be of interest to both radio and optical communities. These talks will be found in both the list below, and the ATNF schedule. A list of past speakers can also be found below.

Next Scheduled AAO Colloquium

Prof Katherine Blundell, speaking on "Time-Domain Spectroscopy from the Global Jet Watch Observatories", to be held in the AAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2) at 11:00AM on Thursday 16th April, 2015.
Abstract:
There are five Global Jet Watch observatories strategically separated in longitude around the globe. Each one is equipped with a high-throughput fibre-fed spectrograph enabling the observatories collectively to deliver phase-resolved spectroscopy of relativistic jet launch, circum-binary discs, novae and more. I will demonstrate the capabilities of our instrumentation by presenting some of the first astrophysical results on these topics, explaining their context to illustrate the potential of the spectroscopic data streams from these observatories to address our key science questions.

 

Upcoming Scheduled Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Thursday 16th April, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Prof Katherine Blundell (University of Oxford)Time-Domain Spectroscopy from the Global Jet Watch Observatories

Past Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Thursday 12th March, 201511:30AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Pierluigi Cerulo (Swinburne)The Build-up Of The Red Sequence in High Redshift Galaxy Clusters
Monday 9th March, 201510:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Stuart Ryder (AAO - International Telescope Support Office)The changing landscape of Australian 8 metre telescope access
Thursday 5th March, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Phillip Lah (ANU)The Cosmic Evolution of Neutral Atomic Hydrogen Gas
Monday 2nd March, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Phillip Kirby (AAO Summer Student)Development of a stitching interferometer for metrology of large optical components.
Thursday 26th February, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Joseph Rodriguez (Vanderbilt University)KELT: The Little Telescope Performing BIG Science
Friday 20th February, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Toby Hendy and Jessica Todd (AAO)Low surface brightness imaging with the Huntsman eye - A talk by the Spiderlings
Wednesday 18th February, 201510:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Rhiannon Gardiner and Conor O'Neil (Gemini Observatory)AGUSS Student Seminiars (9AM not 10AM)
Thursday 5th February, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Peter Wizinowich (Keck Observatory, Hawaii, USA)Adaptive Optics at W. M. Keck Observatory
Tuesday 3rd February, 201502:00PMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Hayley Macpherson (AAO Summer Student)Radial velocities and membership analysis of stars within NGC 5617 and Trumpler 22
Tuesday 27th January, 201502:00PMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Henry Poetrodjojo (AAO Summer Student)Astrometry and calibration of the 2dF robotic positioner
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