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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Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 16th Jan 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 38 Physics
Adventures in Citizen Science (Dr. Charles Kerton, Iowa State University)

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 23rd Jan 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 38 Physics (our new regular location)
Pre and post equinox activity (Steve Kawaler, Iowa State University)

Special Colloquium (and Astronomy Seminar)

Friday, 23rd Jan 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics (note location change for today)
The Smallest and the Biggest: Neutrinos and the Matter Dominated Universe (Dr. Asher Kaboth, Imperial College, London)

Planetarium Show

Friday, 23rd Jan 2015 @ 6:30 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. Weather permitting there will be an outdoor observing session after the last show.

Planetarium Show

Friday, 20th Feb 2015 @ 6:30 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. Weather permitting there will be an outdoor observing session after the last show.

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 27th Feb 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 38 Physics
An Update on Astronomy Outreach at ISU (Alan Hulsebus, Iowa State University)

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 13th Mar 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 38 Physics
Space-based asteroseismology of exoplanet hosts with Kepler and K2 (and other adventures) (Steven Kawaler, Iowa State University)

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 27th Mar 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 38 Physics
Probing the Extragalactic Background Light with Blazars (Rita Wells, Iowa State University)

Planetarium Show

Friday, 27th Mar 2015 @ 6:30 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. Weather permitting there will be an outdoor observing session after the last show.

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 3rd Apr 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics (note change of location)
Living with a Giant; The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (Rich Schuler, Iowa State University)

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 10th Apr 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 38 Physics
High-Energy Neutrino Astronomy with IceCube (Jonathan Eisch, Iowa State University)

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 17th Apr 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 38 Physics
Un-expect the Expected - VHE Gamma-Ray Binary Systems (Hugh Dickinson, Iowa State University)

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 24th Apr 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 38 Physics
Shining Light through a Cosmic Wall - The Gamma Ray Opacity of the Universe (Frank Krennrich, Iowa State University)

Planetarium Show

Friday, 24th Apr 2015 @ 6:30 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. Weather permitting there will be an outdoor observing session after the last show.

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 12th Jun 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 18 Physics
The Music of the Stars: Using Surface Vibrations to Deduce the Structure of Stars (Dr. Karen Pollard, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand) - and - KMTNet: Detecting distant extrasolar planets (Dr. Michael Albrow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand)

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 25th Sep 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics
A Maximum Likelihood Analysis for Studying Extended Sources with VERITAS (Joshua Cardenzana, Iowa State University)

Planetarium Show: Backyard Astronomy

Friday, 25th Sep 2015 @ 6:30 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 and join us for an evening under the stars!

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 2nd Oct 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics
An Analysis of Spectral Absorption Line Asymmetries in HD 175156 (Cory Schrandt, Iowa State University)

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 16th Oct 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics
Modeling the Interstellar Medium in Galactic Collisions (Travis Yeager, Iowa State University)

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 23rd Oct 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics
A review of the paper "VLT K-band spectroscopy of massive young stellar objects in (ultra-)compact HII regions" by Bik, Kaper, and Waters (Brandon Marshall, Iowa State University)

Planetarium Show: Solar System Astronomy

Friday, 23rd Oct 2015 @ 6:30 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 and join us for an evening under the stars!

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 30th Oct 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics
Extended Emission Around Blazars (Mateo Fern√°ndez Alonso, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 6th Nov 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics
The Second Catalog of FERMI-LAT Hard Sources (sources about 50 GeV) (Alisha Chromey, Iowa State University)

Planetarium Show: Cosmic Recycling

Friday, 13th Nov 2015 @ 6:30 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 and join us for an evening under the stars!

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 4th Dec 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics
NGC 4490/85: Interaction in the Cocoon galaxy (Allen Lawrence, Iowa State University)

Planetarium Show: The Galaxy and Beyond

Friday, 4th Dec 2015 @ 6:30 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 and join us for an evening under the stars!

Astronomy Seminar

Friday, 11th Dec 2015 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics
CT Phone Home? (Dr. Hugh Dickinson, Iowa State University