James Ulvestad, Director of the NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences, will be speaking at Boston University on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 4:00. The title, "Opportunities and Challenges in Federal Ground-Based Astronomy." The location is 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Room 522. Refreshments will be served prior to the talk at 3:30 in room 502.
Abstract: In 2010 and 2011, the National Academy of Sciences released its latest decadal surveys in Astronomy and Astrophysics and in Planetary Science. These reports portrayed a vibrant future for U.S. ground- based...
Douglas Finkbeiner will give a special seminar for the CfA community on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 10:00, in the Phillips Auditorium. The title of this talk is "New Approaches to Discovering Dark Matter."
Annual Student/Directors meeting to exchange information. It for astronomy grad students, the Chair of the Department (Avi), the Director of Graduate Studies (Ramesh), and the Director of the CfA (Charles). It will be held on Oct 12 in the Classroom from 12:30 to 1:30.
Please join us for the Edward L. Fireman and the Leo Goldberg prizes which will be awarded on Wednesday, May 23, starting at 12PM in Phillips Auditorium. The cookout and reception will follow in the Perkins Yard starting at 1:00PM.
Department of Astronomy Special Colloquium. "A Career Integrating Research, Teaching and Learning: Open Star Clusters, Blue Stragglers, and Preparing the Future National STEM Faculty," Robert Mathieu, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Phillips Auditorium.
Abstract: The classical fields of stellar evolution and stellar dynamics each have relied heavily on the stars of open star clusters. Today, investigations at the interface of stellar evolution and stellar dynamics are expanding our understanding of both fields. Dynamical encounters of...