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 Other at 11:30AM on Thursday 30th July, 2015.
Abstract:
Note: Colloquium will be held in Meeting Room 10 which is on the third floor right next to the cafeteria.

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 30th July, 201511:30AMOtherProf Katherine Blundell (University of Oxford)Time-Domain Spectroscopy from the Global Jet Watch Observatories
Thursday 20th August, 201511:30AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Barak Zackay (Weizmann Institute of Science)TBA
Wednesday 14th October, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Tadayuki Kodama and Suzuki Tomoko (National Astronomical Observatory in Japan)TBA

Past Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Wednesday 15th July, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Tim Abbott (CTIO)NOAO, CTIO, and the Blanco 4-m telescope, v2.0
Thursday 25th June, 201511:00AMAAO Large Meeting Room (Room 1, Ground Floor, Building 3)Fred Watson (AAO )Public Engagement through Tourism
Thursday 18th June, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Lee Spitler (Macquarie University/ AAO)The ZFOURGE survey: the evolution of galaxies since redshift z=4
Thursday 11th June, 201511:30AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Andrew Casey (University of Cambridge)The Best and Brightest Metal-Poor Stars
Thursday 4th June, 201502:00PMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Daniela Calzetti (U Mass Amherst)Star Formation Across Space
Wednesday 20th May, 201502:00PMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Duncan Forbes (Swinburne University)Small Stellar Systems: Across the Star Cluster-Galaxy Divide
Thursday 23rd April, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)David Buckley (SALT Observatory)The Road to Science with the SALT
Friday 10th April, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Rubina Kotak (Queen's University Belfast)Explosions and eruptions of massive stars: current enigmas and future prospects
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
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