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

Lee Spitler, speaking on "Breakthrough Listen: jump-starting SETI research", to be held in the AAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2) at 11:00AM on Thursday 29th September, 2016.
Abstract:
I'll share my recent experience sitting in on the advisory committee meeting for Breakthrough Listen - a $100 million initiative to fund SETI research over the next 10 years. This will be an informal talk about SETI, the planned Breakthrough Listen projects and opportunities for participating in the future. I'll focus mostly on new ideas for optical SETI, including some interesting instrumentation concepts.

 

Upcoming Scheduled Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Thursday 29th September, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Lee Spitler (AAO)Breakthrough Listen: jump-starting SETI research
Wednesday 5th October, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Darshan Kakkad (European Southern Observatory)Title Unveiling the impact of AGN feedback using ALMA and SINFONI at z~1.5
Thursday 6th October, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Themiya Nanayakkara (Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology)In-situ IMF at z~2
Wednesday 9th November, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Tim Bedding (University of Sydney)TBA
Thursday 17th November, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Jonti Horner (University of Southern Queensland)Exoplanets, Dynamics, and the search for life elsewhere...

Past Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Thursday 15th September, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Prof. Alfonso Aragon-Salamanca (University of Nottingham)Transforming Spirals into S0s
Thursday 8th September, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Stuart Wyithe (University of Melbourne)Modelling galaxy formation and reionization with DRAGONS
Thursday 1st September, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Lizzie Elmer and Glenn Wagner (AAO)AAO student talks
Wednesday 24th August, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Dr. Amanda S. Bosh (MIT & Lowell Observatory)Ices and activity in the outer solar system
Thursday 11th August, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Geoffrey C. Clayton (Louisiana State University)Discovering New R Coronae Borealis Stars
Thursday 4th August, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Alastair Edge (Durham University)The rise and fall (and rise again) of NGC1275
Thursday 28th July, 201611:00AMAAO Large Meeting Room (Room 1, Ground Floor, Building 3)Ho Seong Hwang (Korea Institute for Advanced Study)Mapping the Distribution of Galaxies at Intermediate Redshifts: Galaxy Clusters and Large-scale Structure of the Universe
Thursday 21st July, 201603:00PMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Stuart Ryder (ITSO, AAO)A Night on SOFIA
Thursday 14th July, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Andrew Hopkins (AAO)The puzzle of the stellar initial mass function
Thursday 30th June, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Chengyuan Li (Macquarie University)Using the sub-giant branch to constrain the star formation history of intermediate-age clusters
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