Astronomy Colloquia

EASTER MONDAY - NO ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2018-04-02 15:30 - 16:45
Location: 
Hennings 318

To be announced

Speaker: 
Beth Willman (Steward Observatory)
Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2018-03-19 15:30 - 16:45
Location: 
Hennings 318
Local Contact: 
Jaymie Matthews

To be announced

UBC READING WEEK - NO ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2018-02-19 15:30 - 16:45
Location: 
Hennings 318

BC FAMILY DAY - NO ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2018-02-12 15:30 - 16:45
Location: 
Hennings 318

To be announced

Speaker: 
Kelsi Singer (SouthWest Research Institute)
Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2018-02-26 15:30 - 16:45
Location: 
Hennings 318
Local Contact: 
Jaymie Matthews
Intended Audience: 
Graduate

To be announced

To be announced

Speaker: 
Andreas Faisst (Caltech/IPAC)
Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2017-11-27 15:00 - 16:15
Location: 
Hennings 318
Local Contact: 
Jaymie Matthews
Intended Audience: 
Graduate

To be announced

REMEMBRANCE DAY OBSERVANCE - NO ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2017-11-13 15:30 - 16:45
Location: 
Hennings 318

Exploring planetary systems orbiting cool dwarfs

Speaker: 
Courtney Dressing (Berkeley)
Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2017-11-06 15:00 - 16:15
Location: 
Hennings 318
Local Contact: 
Jaymie Matthews
Intended Audience: 
Graduate
Over the past twenty years, ground- and space-based investigations have revealed that our galaxy is teeming with planetary systems and that Earth-sized planets are common. Although Earth-size planets within the habitable zones of Sun-like stars are challenging to detect, potentially habitable planets orbiting low-mass dwarfs are more amenable to detection due to their deeper transit depths, larger radial velocity semi-amplitudes, increased likelihoods of transit, and shorter orbital periods.

Unraveling the Chemical Evolution of Galaxies Beyond the Milky Way with Integrated Light Spectroscopy of Globular Clusters

Speaker: 
Charli Sakari (University of Washington)
Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2017-10-30 15:00 - 16:15
Location: 
Hennings 318
Local Contact: 
Jaymie Matthews
Intended Audience: 
Graduate

A universal understanding of galaxy formation requires observations of galaxies beyond the Milky Way. Although individual stars in distant galaxies are too faint for high-resolution spectroscopy, globular clusters (GCs) can be studied through integrated light (IL) s pectroscopy. Since GCs are expected to trace the properties of their host galaxies, distant clusters can be utilized in lieu of resolved stars to investigate the assembly histories of their hosts.

Interstellar Dust at Low Metallicity

Speaker: 
Karin Sandstrom (UC San Diego)
Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2017-10-23 15:30 - 16:45
Location: 
DIFFERENT ROOM: Hennings 301
Local Contact: 
Jaymie Matthews
Intended Audience: 
Graduate

Dust plays critical roles in many of the processes occurring in the interstellar medium and dust’s infrared emission serves as a tracer for the ISM and star formation from the nearby universe out to high redshift. While most of our knowledge of dust is built from observations of the local area of the Milky Way, it is clear that dust properties change dramatically in low metallicity conditions which may be prevalent at high redshift and in nearby dwarf galaxies.

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