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

Tim de Zeeuw, speaking on "ESO programme", to be held in the AAO Large Meeting Room (Room 1, Ground Floor, Building 3) at 11:00AM on Thursday 30th November, 2017.
Abstract:
Dr. Tim de Zeeuw, former ESO Director General, served as the ESO Director General from 2007-2017. He also signed the ESO Strategic partnership with Australia during his tenure (in June 2017). Dr. Tim de Zeeuw is coming to the AAO and will talk about the ESO programme. The AAO welcomes all Sydney based astronomers to come to this special colloquium.

 

Upcoming Scheduled Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Thursday 30th November, 201711:00AMAAO Large Meeting Room (Room 1, Ground Floor, Building 3)Tim de Zeeuw (European Southern Observatory)ESO programme
Thursday 21st December, 201703:00PMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Steve Kuhlmann (Argonne National Laboratory)TBA

Past Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Monday 13th November, 201702:00PMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Ting Li (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)Constraining the Nature of Dark Matter with Milky Way's Nearest Neighbors
Thursday 28th September, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Chenguyan Li (Maquarie University)The origin of bifurcated blue straggler sequences in star clusters
Thursday 21st September, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Fred Watson (AAO)Bravo, Cassini!
Monday 18th September, 201710:00AMAAO Large Meeting Room (Room 1, Ground Floor, Building 3)Rob Ivison and Ferdinando Patat (European Southern Observatory (Germany))ESO Community Day in Sydney
Thursday 14th September, 201702:00PMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Dr. Robert Shelton (President, Giant Magellan Telescope Organization)Giant Magellan Telescope Update
Thursday 31st August, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Enrico Biancalani, Elise Beaufils, Iuliia Fomicheva (University of Bologna, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, Mascow Institute of Physics and Tech)AAO winter student seminar
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
Thursday 17th August, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Sophie Dubber, Prerak Chapagain, Brittany Howard (University of St Andrews, University of New Orleans, University of Victoria)AAO Winter student seminar
Thursday 27th July, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Hugh Jones (University of Hertfordshire)Exoplanets from the AAPS
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
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