Upcoming Astronomy Colloquia

Mon, 2018-09-24 15:00 - 16:00
Andrea Bellini (Space Telescope Science Institute)

With the advent of the Gaia mission, astrometry is experiencing a renaissance. Although Gaia will make important breakthroughs in many different areas, stars in the crowded central fields of globular clusters and at the faint end of the color-magnitude diagram are out of Gaia's reach. However, the stable environment of space makes the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) an excellent astrometric tool.  Its diffraction-limited resolution allows it to distinguish and measure positions and brightnesses for faint stars all the way to the center of most globular clusters.

Hennings 318
Mon, 2018-10-01 15:00 - 16:00
Holger Baumgardt (University of Queensland)
Hennings 318
Mon, 2018-10-08 15:00 - 16:00
Stay home if you can
Mon, 2018-10-15 15:00 - 16:00
Toby Brown (MxMaster)
Hennings 318
Mon, 2018-10-22 15:00 - 16:00
Jessie Christiansen (Caltech, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute)
Hennings 318
Mon, 2018-10-29 15:00 - 16:00
Marcel Pawlowski (UC Irvine)
Hennings 318
Mon, 2018-11-05 15:00 - 16:00
Nina Hernitschek (Caltech)

Every night, telescopes around the world obtain a flood of new data as parts of deep and wide surveys. This amount of data will steeply rise once upcoming sureys such as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will image the entire visible sky every few nights, start their operation. To investigate this huge amount of data, machine-learning algorithms are absolutely necessary for image analysis, classification of sources, time-series analysis and also structure finding.

Hennings 318
Mon, 2018-11-12 15:00 - 16:15
Where you choose to observe
Mon, 2018-11-19 15:00 - 16:15
Megan Ansdell (Berkeley)
Hennings 318
Mon, 2018-11-19 15:00 - 16:00
Megan Ansdell (UC Berkeley)
Hennings 318
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