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

Hugh Jones, speaking on "Exoplanets from the AAPS", to be held in the AAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2) at 11:00AM on Thursday 27th July, 2017.
Abstract:
Over the last two decades, precise measurements of stars have led to the discovery of planets going round stars other than our Sun. The AAO has played a very significant role in this huge new area of astrophysics through its long-term support of the AAPS project. Since 1998, AAPS has produced radial velocity data with systematic uncertainties of less than 2.5m/s. This long-term precision has resulted in a preponderance of long-period systems detected by the AAPS - the majority of AAPS planets (62%) have been detected at periods > 1 year. In recent years the limelight of the field has been taken by the exquisite precision of the Kepler space mission. However, the AAPS is a significant legacy dataset and combined with other data continues to produce exciting results.

 

Upcoming Scheduled Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Thursday 27th July, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Hugh Jones (University of Hertfordshire)Exoplanets from the AAPS
Wednesday 9th August, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Devika Kotachery (AAO/Maq Uni)TBA
Tuesday 29th August, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Jacinta Delhaize (University of Zagreb)The VLA-COSMOS 3GHz Large Project: A new radio continuum survey for advancing galaxy evolution studies

Past Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Thursday 20th July, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Daniel Cotton (University of New South Wales)New Frontiers in Astronomical Polarimetry
Thursday 1st June, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Katie Mack (Un. Melbourne)Dark Matter, First Light
Thursday 25th May, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Vanessa Moss (University of Sydney)Galactic ecosystems: Tracing neutral hydrogen and its evolution across the Universe
Thursday 18th May, 201711:00AMOtherJordan Collier (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science)The path to ASKAP: faint things and curvy things
Thursday 11th May, 201711:00AMAAO Large Meeting Room (Room 1, Ground Floor, Building 3)Caroline Foster (Australian Astronomical Observatory)A very quick intro to R
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
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 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
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