DTM's Astronomy Group Meetings 2011-2012

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Seminars are hosted in our Astronomy Library from 11am-noon on Fridays.
If you would like to be added to our email list or suggest a speaker,
please contact Susan Benecchi (sbenecchi at dtm . ciw . edu
)

 
Spring Semester 2012
Date Speaker Title/Topic Institution
6-Jan-2012 George Cody
A Self Consistent Explanation for D/H Variation in Primitive Organic Solids
DTM
13-Jan-2012 Catherine Neish
Radar Love:  Mini-RF Observes the Moon
JHU
16-Jan-2012
(note:Monday, 2pm)
Bin Yang    
  Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii
20-Jan-2012
Daniel Jontof-Hutter
Dynamics in Dusty Rings: Magnetic Field Effects on Orbiting Dust Grains
UMD
27-Jan-2012 Sebastian Daemgen
Protoplanetary Disks of TTauri Binary Systems in the Orion Nebula Cluster    
ESO
       
8-Feb-2012
(note:Wednesday,2pm)
Danielle Piskorz
Corona Formation on Venus via Extension and Lithospheric Instability
DTM
10-Feb-2012 Julio Chaname
Gyrochronology Relations at Several Gyr
Using Wide Binaries
Universidad Catolica de Chile
17-Feb-2012Max Mutchler
Asteroids/ZooUniverse Project
STScI
24-Feb-2012No seminar -- people traveling
  
       
2-Mar-2012 Deborah Domingue Lorin
Properties of Mercury's Surface derived from MESSENGER observations
PSI
9-Mar-2012 Martha Boyer
Cool Evolved Stars in Local Group Galaxies
STScI 
16-Mar-2012 Joseph Weingartner
The Alignment of Grains with the Interstellar Magnetic Field    
GMU
23-Mar-2012 Rebecca Martin
Accretion Outbursts on to Young Stars and Planets
STScI
30-Mar-2012 Speaker postponed --
No seminar
  

       
6-Apr-2012 No seminar, holiday


13-Apr-2012 Andrew Beck
Early Results from the Dawn Mission
Smithsonian
20-Apr-2012 Aki Roberge TBD    
GSFC
27-Apr-2012 No seminar – STEM event on the National Mall
 

       
4-May-2012 Michael Kelly
Comet Hartley 2: The Latest and the Greatest
University of Maryland
11-May-2012 Justin Khoury Before the Big Bang University of Pennsylvania
18-May-2012


25-May-2012 Memorial Day Weekend
   
       
1-Jun-2012 Paul Ray
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Results on Pulsars
Naval Research Laboratory
8-Jun-2012 Jessica Donaldson Herschel PACS Observations and Modeling of Debris Disks UMD, GSFC
15-Jun-2012      
22-Jun-2012 Deborah Padgett
The WISE Debris Disk Survey GSFC
29-Jun-2012 Alycia Weinberger
TW-Hydra Association
DTM
       
6-Jul-2012 Avi Mandell
TBD: (something on Circumstellar disk chemistry or exoplanet observations)
GSFC
  

    


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Fall Semester 2011
Date Speaker Title/Topic Institution
2-Sep-2011 Roger Thompson
Space Debris
Aerospace Corp
9-Sep-2011      
16-Sep-2011 Aaron Burton Uncommon amino acids in meteorites: evidence for uncommon chemistry?     GSFC
23-Sep-2011 Stephen Redman
The Search for Other Earths: Precise Radial Velocities in the Near-Infrared NIST
30-Sep-2011 Paul Byrne The Structure of Large Volcanoes on the Terrestrial Planets DTM
       
7-Oct-2011 No Seminar    
 DPS Meeting this week
 
17-Oct-2011
(note: Monday,2pm)
Rita Mann
The Potential to Form Planets in the Orion Nebula Herzberg Institute
21-Oct-2011 Sasha Hinkley The Caltech Exoplanet Imaging Program Caltech
27-Oct-2011
(note: Thursday,11am)
Joanna Bulger
Resolving Disks and Binaries in A-star Debris Disks
University of Exeter
28-Oct-2011 Alex Storrs Spectra of the Lunar Atmosphere in the Vacuum Ultraviolet Towson University
       
4-Nov-2011 David Nidever
New Discoveries in The Clouds
U. Virginia
11-Nov-2011 Veteran's Day —
Campus closed
   
18-Nov-2011 Rossman Irwin  
Fluvial erosion on early Mars: New constraints on timing and hydrology
 PSI
25-Nov-2011 Thanksgiving —
Campus closed
 
       
1-Dec-2011
(note: Thursday,3pm)
Amaury Triad
The Origins of Hot Jupiters
Geneva Observatory
2-Dec-2011 Matthew Knight
Optical Observations of Comet 103P/Hartley 2 Lowell Observatory
9-Dec-2011 Thayne Currie
Direct Imaging of Exoplanets and Planet-Forming Disks at Small Angular Separations
GSFC
16-Dec-2011 Steve Rodney Type Ia Supernovae in the Early Universe JHU
23-Dec-2011      
30-Dec-2011 Campus closed