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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Dust Formation in LPV Atmospheres: A Layered Approach

Friday, 27th Jan 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Seminar by Jim Pierce, Mankato State University

Planetarium Show

Friday, 17th Feb 2012 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium to learn more. The show is suitable for all ages and will be followed by a star-gazing session (weather permitting). Free tickets for the show will be available at the door starting at 6:30 pm.

Djehuty: A Virtual Observatory for Stellar Physics.

Thursday, 22nd Mar 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Room 18/19
Talk by David Dearborn, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Planetarium Show

Friday, 23rd Mar 2012 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium to learn more. The first show will start at 7:00 pm and is geared toward a younger audience, followed at 7:30 by a show for a general audience. Weather-permitting, a star-gazing session will be held after dark. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:45 pm.

How to kill a cool giant: Exploring wind-driving dust species

Friday, 6th Apr 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Talk by Suzanne Höfner, Uppsala University (Sweden)

Astrophysics Discoveries with Kepler

Friday, 13th Apr 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Talk by Karen Kinemuchi, Kepler Space Telescope Guest Observer Program Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center.

Exoplanet Imaging Searches from the Ground and Space

Thursday, 12th Jul 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Room 18
Talk by Joe Carson, College of Charleston

Very-High-Energy and Ultraviolet Time-domain Studies of Markarian 421 (2007-2008)

Thursday, 16th Aug 2012 @ 2:00 pm in Room 18
Talk by Dr. Andrea Cesarini, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland - Note special day, time and location

Planetarium Show

Friday, 14th Sep 2012 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium to learn more. The first show will start at 7:00 pm and is geared toward a younger audience, followed at 7:30 pm by a show for a general audience. Weather permitting a star-gazing session will be held after dark. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:45 pm.

A Possible case of Protostellar Collapse Triggered by a Small HII region

Friday, 28th Sep 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Seminar by Sung-ju Kang, ISU Astronomy Graduate Student

Spectral Analysis of Blazars in the Multi-TeV Regime: Using AGN Physics as a Probe of the EBL

Friday, 5th Oct 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Research Seminar by Arun S Madhavan, ISU Physics and Astronomy Department Graduate Student

Planetarium Show

Friday, 12th Oct 2012 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium to learn more. Shows are at 7 pm and 7:30 pm and are suitable for all ages. Weather permitting a star-gazing session will be held after dark. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:45 pm. Seating is limited.

In the Cat’s Paw: Young Stars in NGC 6334

Friday, 19th Oct 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Research talk by Sarah Willis, ISU Physics and Astronomy graduate student.

Planetarium Show

Friday, 26th Oct 2012 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium to learn more. Shows are at 7 pm and 7:30 pm and are suitable for all ages. Weather permitting a star-gazing session will be held after dark. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:45 pm. Seating is limited.

Narrow Line Region Geometry Modeling of Markarian 573

Friday, 9th Nov 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Seminar by Brandon Marshall, ISU Astronomy Graduate Student

Planetarium Show

Friday, 9th Nov 2012 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium to learn more. Shows are at 7pm and 7:30 pm and are suitable for all ages. Weather permitting a star-gazing session will be held after dark. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:45 pm. Seating is limited.

What is growing on Mars?

Friday, 30th Nov 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Talk by Joseph Darrington, graduate student ISU Veterinary Medicine

Planetarium Show

Friday, 30th Nov 2012 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium to learn more. Shows are at 7 pm and 7:30 pm and are suitable for all ages. Weather permitting a star-gazing session will be held after dark. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:45 pm. Seating is limited.

A Possible Energy Threshold for Triggered Star Formation

Friday, 7th Dec 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Research talk by Michael Alexander, graduate student at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming.