Fall Semester 2009

Date Speaker Title
Tuesday Sept. 8 Elizabeth Blanton, BU/IAR Active Galactic Nuclei in Clusters of Galaxies: Cooling Flows,
Feedback, and High-z Systems
Tuesday Sept. 15 Martin Elvis, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory The Quasar Continuum: New Connections
Tuesday Sept. 29 Edo Berger, Harvard University Gamma-Ray Bursts: A New Probe of the High-Redshift Universe
Tuesday Oct. 6 Eileen Friel, Lowell Observatory Open Clusters: Their Role in the Galaxy
Thursday Oct. 8 James Green, University of Colorado Probing the Inter-Galactic Medium with the Cosmic Origins
Tuesday Oct. 20 Joshua Winn, MIT Exoplanets and their Odd Orbital Inclinations
Wednesday Oct. 28 John Johnson, University Hawaii Retired A Stars and their Planets
Tuesday Nov. 3 John Bochanski, MIT Our 15 Million Nearest Neighbors: M Dwarfs & the Local Milky Way
Thursday Nov. 12 Randy Kimble, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center A Powerful New Imager for HST: Performance and Early Results of Wide Field Camera 3
Tuesday Nov. 17 Aneta Siemiginowska, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory X-ray Jets and Evolution of Extragalactic Radio Sources
Tuesday Dec. 1 B.-G. Anderson, NASA-Ames Research Center The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy ,SOFIA: Status and Science overview
Tuesday Dec. 8 David Wilner, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Planet Forming Disks