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

Duncan Forbes, speaking on "Small Stellar Systems: Across the Star Cluster-Galaxy Divide", to be held in the AAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2) at 02:00PM on Wednesday 20th May, 2015.
Abstract:
Using new data from the Keck telescope I report on the scaling relations of small stellar systems, ie globular clusters, ultra compact dwarfs, dwarf and compact ellipticals. The elevated mass-to-light ratios seen in some of these systems may indicate either the presence of dark matter, central black holes or a bottom-heavy IMF. Various scaling relations are investigated toshed light on which these interpretations is most likely. The origin of cEs and UCDs are also discussed.

 

Upcoming Scheduled Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
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

Past Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Thursday 23rd April, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)David Buckley (SALT Observatory)The Road to Science with the SALT
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
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
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)
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