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

Caroline Foster, speaking on "The true shape of galaxies", to be held in the AAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2) at 11:00AM on Thursday 8th December, 2016.
Abstract:
The intrinsic or true three-dimensional shape of galaxies is one of their most fundamental characteristic. Yet, due to projection effects, the true shape of galaxies is a difficult property to measure accurately. The most reliable method for inferring intrinsic shapes require large samples of spatially resolved stellar kinematic maps. Large IFU surveys are now enabling this type of science to be done accurately on carefully selected samples of galaxies. I am using the SAMI Galaxy Survey to uncover the intrinsic shape of various carefully selected galaxy samples. Preliminary results will be presented.

 

Upcoming Scheduled Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Thursday 8th December, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Caroline Foster (Australian Astronomical Observatory)The true shape of galaxies
Thursday 15th December, 201611:00AMAAO Large Meeting Room (Room 1, Ground Floor, Building 3)Danica Draskovic (Macquarie University)Newly Discovered Planetary Nebulae in the Small Magellanic Cloud
Wednesday 1st February, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Luke Barnes (The University of Sydney)TBA
Thursday 16th February, 201711:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Ivy Wong (ICRAR/UWA)TBD

Past Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Thursday 1st December, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Pat Scott (Imperial College London)Searches for dark matter with GAMBIT (and helioseismology)
Friday 18th November, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Igor Andreoni (Swinburne University/ AAO)³ Real-time detection of fast transients with coordinated multi-wavelength observations
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...
Thursday 10th November, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Simon Murphy (The University of Sydney)Asteroseismic detection of planets and other companions to intermediate-mass stars
Thursday 3rd November, 201611:00AMAAO Large Meeting Room (Room 1, Ground Floor, Building 3)Tim Bedding (University of Sydney)A Golden Age of Asteroseismology with Kepler
Thursday 20th October, 201602:00PMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Bärbel Koribalski (CASS, CSIRO)Australia Telescope National Facility - Update and Future
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
Saturday 1st October, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Darshan Kakkad (European Southern Observatory)Unveiling the impact of AGN feedback using ALMA and SINFONI at z~1.5
Thursday 29th September, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Lee Spitler (AAO)Breakthrough Listen: jump-starting SETI research
Thursday 15th September, 201611:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Prof. Alfonso Aragon-Salamanca (University of Nottingham)Transforming Spirals into S0s
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