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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Calibrating the Night Sky with APASS

Friday, 21st Jan 2011 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3 Physics
Talk by Arne Henden, American Association Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)

Discussion: The AAS 217th Meeting

Friday, 28th Jan 2011 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3 Physics
What we did and saw at the AAS meeting in Seattle Jan. 9-13. Discussion moderated by Lee Anne Willson, ISU physics and astronomy department.

Planetarium Show

Friday, 28th Jan 2011 @ 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).

Planetarium Show

Friday, 25th Feb 2011 @ 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).

Asteroseismology with Kepler

Friday, 4th Mar 2011 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Double feature with Steve Kawaler (ISU Astro faculty) and Bert Pablo (ISU Astro graduate student).

Mass loss with an emphasis on stages preceding the formation of planetary nebulae

Friday, 25th Mar 2011 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3 Physics
Talk by Lee Anne Willson, ISU Physics and Astronomy Faculty

Planetarium Show

Friday, 25th Mar 2011 @ 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).

Slowly Breaking Waves: The Longevity of Tidally Induced Spiral Structure

Friday, 15th Apr 2011 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3 Physics
A talk by Curtis Struck, ISU Physics and Astronomy department faculty

Analysis of the Crab Nebula's TeV Gamma-Ray Spectrum with VERITAS

Friday, 22nd Apr 2011 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3 Physics
Research talk by Arun Madhavan, ISU Physics and Astronomy department graduate student.

Superluminal Neutrinos?

Friday, 30th Sep 2011 @ 4:00 pm in Room 3
An informal discussion with Mayly Sanchez (Department of Physics and Astronomy, ISU) about the recent OPERA results and upcoming MINOS measurement.

Planetarium Show - "Backyard Astronomy"

Friday, 14th Oct 2011 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Backyard Astronomy

Planetarium Show

Friday, 28th Oct 2011 @ 6:30 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
"The Solar System."

Two talks for the APS Prairie Meeting

Friday, 4th Nov 2011 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Two of our astronomy graduate students (Alan Hulsebus and Sarah Willis) will give a preview of their talks for the American Physical Society Prairie Meeting.

Planetarium Show

Friday, 18th Nov 2011 @ 6:30 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
"Life & Death in the Universe"

Planetarium Show

Friday, 2nd Dec 2011 @ 6:30 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
"The Galaxy and Beyond"

Studying Galaxy Clusters with Weak Lensing

Friday, 9th Dec 2011 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Studying Galaxy Clusters with Weak Lensing Talk by Melanie Simet, University of Chicago Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.