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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Planetarium Show: Backyard Astronomy

Friday, 21st Feb 2014 @ 6:15 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, starting at 6:30 p.m. will be 20 minutes and for kids. Shows at 7 and 7:30 p.m. and are suitable for all ages. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:15 p.m. Seating is limited.

Planetarium Show - The Solar System

Friday, 28th Mar 2014 @ 6:15 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, starting at 6:30 pm will be 20 minutes and for kids. Shows at 7 pm and 7:30 pm and are suitable for all ages. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:15 pm. Seating is limited.

Planetarium Show: Life and Death in the Universe

Friday, 11th Apr 2014 @ 6:15 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(6:30 p.m.) will be 20 minutes and for kids. Shows at 7 and 7:30 p.m. and are suitable for all ages. Tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:15 p.m. Seating is limited.

Planetarium Show: The Galaxy and Beyond

Friday, 25th Apr 2014 @ 6:15 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, starting at 6:30 pm will be 20 minutes and for kids. Shows at 7 pm and 7:30 pm and are suitable for all ages. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:15 pm. Seating is limited.

Constraining dust production by AGB stars and SNs with Dust Evolution Models and Observations

Friday, 9th May 2014 @ 4:10 pm in Room 3
Research talk by Svitlana Zhukovska, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie

Star Party

Tuesday, 1st Jul 2014 @ 9:00 pm in Zaffarano Hall Observing Deck (meet at north hallway of Physics Hall)
The ISU Planetarium will be hosting a star party (no planetarium show) this evening. This is a great opportunity to learn more about objects in our Universe, and see them with your own eyes. Observing will begin at 9 pm and continue to roughly 11 pm, weather permitting. All ages are welcome. Please meet in the north hallway of Physics Hall. Check the ISU Planetarium facebook page for updates in case of cloudy weather.

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 29th Aug 2014 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics
Infrared variability in the Small Magellanic Cloud using data from Spitzer Space Telescope (Elizabeth Polsdorfer, Iowa State University)

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 12th Sep 2014 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics
Revealing the Atmospheres of Extrasolar Super-Earths (Dr. Eliza Kempton, Grinnell College)

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 14th Nov 2014 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics
Subject TBD (Dr. Charles Nelson, Drake University)