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

David Rupke, speaking on "Do Supermassive Black Holes Help to Regulate Galaxy Evolution and Black Hole Growth?", to be held in the AAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2) at 11:00AM on Wednesday 3rd May, 2017.
Abstract:
Supermassive black holes that are rapidly accreting matter (and
sometimes outshining their host galaxies) were the first sources
discovered at cosmological redshifts. Despite progress in the
intervening half-century, key questions remain about how black holes
affect the evolution of their host galaxies, as well as how they
self-regulate their own growth. I will discuss so-called "AGN
feedback," which is a topic of intense theoretical and observational
interest. I will focus in particular on what we are learning from
multiwavelength observational studies of the nearest and brightest
active galactic nuclei.

 

Upcoming Scheduled Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Wednesday 3rd May, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)David Rupke (Australian National University)Do Supermassive Black Holes Help to Regulate Galaxy Evolution and Black Hole Growth?
Thursday 4th May, 201711:00AMAAO Large Meeting Room (Room 1, Ground Floor, Building 3)Katherine Blundell (University of Oxford, Department of Physics)Phase-resolved spectroscopy of Galactic explosive energetic evolving ejecta
Thursday 11th May, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Caroline Foster (Australian Astronomical Observatory)A very quick intro to R
Thursday 25th May, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Vanessa Moss (University of Sydney)TBA
Thursday 1st June, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Katie Mack (Un. Melbourne)TBD

Past Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Thursday 27th April, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Dennis Stello (University of New South Wales)The asteroseismic revolution of red giant stars: from stellar interiors to the structure of the Milky Way
Wednesday 26th April, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Annette Ferguson (Institute for Astronomy University of Edinburgh)Connecting Globular Clusters and their Host Galaxies: New Insights from Studies of the Local Group
Thursday 13th April, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Denis Leahy (University of Calgary)Supernovae and their remnants
Thursday 30th March, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Leonardo Vanzi (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)Zen and the art of building astronomical instruments... (in Chile!)
Thursday 23rd March, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Shivani Bhindari (Swinburne University)Christmas FRBs and their multi-wavelength follow-ups
Thursday 9th March, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Hans-Walter Rix (Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg Germany)A High-fidelity 3D Map of the Galactic Stellar Halo
Wednesday 8th March, 201711:00AMOtherSamantha Stever (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, France)New developments into the effect of cosmic rays on highly-sensitive bolometric detectors in cosmology space missions
Thursday 23rd February, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Ankit Shrestha, Taylah Beard, Bernanda Telalovic (Univ. of Wollongong, Macquarie Univ., Univ. of Sydney)Huntsman Summer Students
Thursday 16th February, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Ivy Wong (ICRAR/UWA)Understanding star formation in nearby galaxies
Tuesday 14th February, 201709:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Daniel Muthukrishna and Grace Lawrence (U. Queensland and Swinburne University of Technology)AGUSS student seminars
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