Astronomy

Astronomy Seminars are generally held on Friday afternoon from 4:10-5:30 P.M. in Room 3, Physics Hall. Special Seminars may be held at different times, so please check the event listings for complete details.

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Reports on the Washington DC AAS Meeting

Friday, 15th Jan 2010 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Lee Anne Willson, Massimo Marengo, & Qian Wang, Iowa State University

Review of "Chemical abundances in six nearby star-forming regions" (Santos et al. 2008, A&A, 480, 889)

Friday, 22nd Jan 2010 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Alan Hulsebus, Iowa State University

Planetarium Show

Friday, 29th Jan 2010 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Planetarium shows start at 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. The shows are suitable for all ages.

Time Resolved Spectroscopy of Cygnus X-3 or How I Spent My Time in Boston

Friday, 12th Feb 2010 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Bert Pablo, Iowa State University

Planetarium Show

Friday, 26th Feb 2010 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Planetarium shows start at 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. The shows are suitable for all ages.

Early Results from the Kepler Asteroseismic Investigation: Why Space is the Place

Friday, 5th Mar 2010 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Steve Kawaler, Iowa State University


Planetarium Show

Friday, 26th Mar 2010 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Planetarium shows start at 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. The shows are suitable for all ages.

The Opposite of Big: An introduction to low-mass stellar companions

Friday, 2nd Apr 2010 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Alan Hulsebus, Iowa State University

Kepler - The Dirty Work Before the Beautiful Results

Friday, 9th Apr 2010 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Riley Smith, Iowa State University

Particle-in-cell Simulation of Astrophysical Plasmas: Probing the Origins of Cosmic Rays

Friday, 9th Apr 2010 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Tom Stroman, Iowa State University

Long-term Monitoring of the "Star of the Moment" Balloon 090100001

Friday, 16th Apr 2010 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Dr. Andrzej Baran, Iowa State University

Review of "The Formation of the First Stars and Galaxies", Bromm et al. (Nature, 459, 49, 2009)

Friday, 16th Apr 2010 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Sung-Ju Kang, Iowa State University

Gamma Ray Astrophysics and VERITAS Data Analysis

Friday, 23rd Apr 2010 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Arun Madhavan, Iowa State University

Star Formation in NGC 6334

Friday, 30th Apr 2010 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Sarah Willis, Iowa State University

"Emission Line Searches for High-Redshift Galaxies With ALMA" & "Modeling Ice Formation in Molecular Clouds"

Friday, 3rd Sep 2010 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Justin Spilker and Tyler Pauly will talk about their Summer Undergraduate research at NRAO and Cornell.

Spitzer-IRAC Point Source Catalog of the Vela-D Cloud

Friday, 17th Sep 2010 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Sarah Willis, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University

Multiple Spiral Branches on Late AGB Stars

Friday, 1st Oct 2010 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Qian Wang Research Seminar

The Lick Carnegie Exoplanet Survey: A 3.1 Earth Mass Planet in the Habitable Zone of the Nearby M3V Star Gliese 581.

Friday, 8th Oct 2010 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Herbert Pablo, ISU Physics and Astronomy Department Graduate Student

Review of "Transit mapping of a starspot on CoRoT-2: Probing a stellar surface by planetary transits"

Friday, 15th Oct 2010 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3 Physics
Riley Smith, ISU Physics and Astronomy Department Graduate Student

Planetarium Show

Friday, 15th Oct 2010 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Planetarium shows will start at 7 pm and 7:45 pm. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:30 pm. The shows are suitable for all ages, and are followed by a star-gazing session (weather permitting).

Review of "Planetary Systems in Close Binary Stars: the Case of HD 196885"

Friday, 22nd Oct 2010 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3 Physics
Review Talk by Alan Hulsebus, ISU Physics and Astronomy Department Graduate Student.

Review Talk: "The Effects of Fly-bys on Planetary Systems" by Malmberg et al. 2010

Friday, 29th Oct 2010 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3 Physics
Review Talk by Josh Cardenzana, ISU Astronomy Graduate Student

Star Formation triggered by HII regions in our Galaxy

Friday, 12th Nov 2010 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3 Physics
Review Talk by Physics and Astronomy Graduate student Sung-ju Kang

Planetarium Show

Friday, 12th Nov 2010 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Planetarium shows will start at 7 pm and 7:45 pm. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:30 pm. The shows are suitable for all ages, and are followed by a star-gazing session (weather permitting).

Fermi-LAT Detection of Giant Gamma-Ray Bubbles Located Near the Galactic Center

Friday, 19th Nov 2010 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3 Physics
Review Talk by Arun Sreenivasan Madhavan, ISU Physics and Astronomy graduate student.

Dark Matter Awareness Week Talk: "Dark matter in Galaxies"

Friday, 3rd Dec 2010 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3 Physics
Review Talk and discussion led by Curt Struck, ISU Physics and Astronomy

Planetarium Show

Friday, 3rd Dec 2010 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Planetarium shows will start at 7 pm and 7:45 pm. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:30 pm. The shows are suitable for all ages, and are followed by a star-gazing session (weather permitting).