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

Samuel Hinton, Deeksha Beniwal, and Benjamin Courtney-Barrer, speaking on "AGUSS student seminars", to be held in the AAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2) at 10:00AM on Wednesday 17th February, 2016.
Abstract:
Samuel Hinton (U. Queensland), Deeksha Beniwal (U. Adelaide), and Benjamin Courtney-Barrer (ANU) have spent the last 10 weeks at Gemini South in La Serena, Chile on the Australian Gemini Undergraduate Summer Studentship (AGUSS) program. Samuel has been working with Ricardo Salinas on a study of the globular cluster system of the nearest elliptical galaxy to us, Maffei 1; Deeksha with Blair Conn on reconstructing the star formation histories of open clusters in the Third Galactic Quadrant; and Benjamin with Morten Andersen on determining the age of the supermassive Galactic star cluster GLIMPSE 1. In these short seminars they will outline the work they have been doing, as well as their adventures living and working in Chile with some of the world's largest telescopes.

 

Upcoming Scheduled Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Wednesday 17th February, 201610:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Samuel Hinton, Deeksha Beniwal, and Benjamin Courtney-Barrer (U. Queensland, U. Adelaide, & ANU)AGUSS student seminars
Wednesday 24th February, 201611:00AMOtherDr Luke J. M. Davies (International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR))Star Formation, Mergers and the Assembly of Stellar Mass in Galaxies
Wednesday 2nd March, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Anna Frebel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)A single prolific r-process event preserved in an ultra-faint dwarf galaxy
Thursday 10th March, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Sarah Martell (University of New South Wales)New evidence on the role of globular clusters in the assembly of the Galactic halo
Thursday 21st April, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)AAL Chair, Prof Anne Green, and AAL Executive Officer, Dr Yeshe Fenner (Astronomy Australia Ltd)Astronomy Australia Ltd: Update on current activities and future plans

Past Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Thursday 11th February, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Dr. T. J. Brandt (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)Galactic Cosmic Rays: From Earth to Sources
Thursday 14th January, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Valentina D'Orazi (INAF, Padova)Observational constraints to nucleosynthesis: exploiting stellar clusters
Monday 14th December, 201512:00PMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Prof. Nobuo Arimoto and Dr. Ikuru Iwata (Subaru Observatory)Subaru Telescope: current status and strategy toward future
Thursday 10th December, 201503:00PMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)John Wu (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, USA)Star formation in massive galaxy clusters to z ~ 1
Thursday 10th December, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Prof. Simona Mei and Prof. James Bartlett (Paris Observatory)The evolution of massive galaxies in different environments
Thursday 3rd December, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Prof Serena Viti (UCL )Astrochemistry in star forming regions: how to use molecules as probes of dense gas
Thursday 26th November, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Angela Paccagnella (Università di Padova)From The Blue Cloud to the Red Sequence: Galaxies in Transition
Monday 2nd November, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Steve Crawford (SAAO)Southern African Large Telescope: A cost-effective observatory
Thursday 22nd October, 201511:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Dennis R. Crabtree (Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics, National Research Council Canada)Observatory Productivity and Impact: 2009 – 2013
Thursday 15th October, 201511:30AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Tomoko Suzuki (National Astronomical Observatory in Japan)Star formation activities of galaxies before the peak epoch explored with [OIII] emission line galaxies at z > 3
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