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2012

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 Speaker

 Institution

 Title

January Asa Bluck Gemini North Science Fellow & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "The Formation and Evolution of Massive Galaxies and Their Supermassive Black Holes Over the Past 12 Billion Years"
(Abstract)
Amy Kimball NAASC Post-doctoral Fellow
National Radio Astronomy Observatory & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer
"The Radio Luminosity Function of Optically-Selected QSOs: Star Formation and AGNs"
(Abstract)
Catrina Hamilton-Drager Dickinson College and NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Complex Variability of the H-alpha Emission Line Profile of KH 15D: Evidence of Pulsed Accretion and Gas Flows from the Circumbinary Disk"
(Abstract)
Alexandre Roman Lopes Universidad de La Serena, Deparment of Physics & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "SOAR-OSIRIS NIR Survey of High-mass Stars in the Periphery of Galactic Massive Stellar Clusters: Westerlund 2 and NGC3603"
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2011

 Month

 Speaker

 Institution

 Title

January Lisa Winter University of Colorado & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "A Multi-wavelength Survey of Outflows in Local Seyfert 1s"
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Michihiro Takami
&

Jennifer Karr
Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA), Taiwan & NOAO South Visiting Astronomers "Extended Infrared Emission Associated with Protostars: Views from Spitzer IRAC"
(Abstract)

"Probing the Nature of Low Luminosity YSOs"
(Abstract) 

February
Belinda Nicholson
&
Steven Saffin
University of Melbourne and University of Adelaide
(AGUSS - Asutralia Gemini Undergraduate Summer Studentship Program 2010/2011)
"Observations of Herbig Ae/Be Stars with NICI:
Searching for Companions"

"The Formation History of Massive Luminous BCGs"
Mark Casali European Southern Observatory, Head of Instrumentation & Gemini South Visiting Scientist "Instrumentation at ESO - Successes, Failures and Challenges"
(Abstract)
Nathan Smith University of Arizona & Gemini South Visiting Astronomers "Supernovae with Dense Circumstellar Material"
(Abstract)
Randa Asa'd University of Cincinnati & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Investigating the Methods of Finding the Ages of the LMC Star Clusters"
(Abstract)
March
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Alexandre Roman-Lopes Universidad de La Serena "Two New Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars in Circinus"
(Abstract)
Chun Ly Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "The Universe as Viewed from Star-forming Galaxies over the Past 10 Billion Years"
(Abstract)
Fabio Pereira Santos Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "NIR Photometry and Optical Polarimetric Survey of Galactic Star Forming Regions: Sources in the Vela Molecular Ridge"
(Abstract)
Pat Hartigan Rice University & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "HST Movies of Fluid Dinamics within Stellar Jets"
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Abstract)
Mubdi Rahman University of Toronto & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Understanding Galactic Star Formation: Young, Massive Star-Forming Complexes in the Milky Way"
(Abstract)
April
Santi Cassisi Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Multiple Stellar Populations in Galactic Globular Clusters: Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Insights"
(Abstract)
Kyle Mede University of Victoria & Gemini DPD Intern "The Recipe System, Gemini's Next Generation Data Reduction Software Suite"
(Abstract)
May Howard E. Bond Space Telescope Science Institute & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "V838 Monocerotis and the New Class of Intermediate-Luminosity Red Transients"
(
Abstract)
Peter Eisenhardt Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Mapping the Infrared Sky with WISE"
(
Abstract)
Nicholas Konidaris California Institute of Technology, Astronomy Department (Caltech) & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Dissecting the Universe with a New Generation of Spectrographs"
(Abstract)
Tim Morris University of Durham & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Results from the CANARY On-sky MOAO Demonstrator"
(Abstract)
Ashley Pagnotta Louisiana State University & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "The 2010 Eruption of the Recurrent Nova U Scorpii"
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Nelson Padilla Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "The Evolution of Early-type Galaxies Selected by Their Spatial Clustering"
(
Abstract)
June
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Carl Grillmair Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology (IPAC Caltech) & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Probing Galactic Dark Matter with Stellar Debris Streams"
(
Abstract)
Eric Mamajek Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Rochester & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "The Nearest, Youngest Stars: Planet Formation Theatre"
(
Abstract)
Louis-Gregory Strolger Department of Physics & Astronomy, Western Kentucky University & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Constraints on the Type Ia Supernova Progenitors from Hubble Space Telescope Treasury Surveys"
(Abstract)
Juan Estrada Fermilab
Center for Particle Astrophysics & NOAO South Visiting Scientist
"The Dark Energy Survey (DES)"
(Abstract)
Catherine Espaillat NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard-Smithsonian Center of Astrophysics & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Planet Formation in Dusty Disks Around Young Stars"
(Abstract)
David Nataf Ohio State University & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "The Red Giant Branch Bump as a Tracer of Helium Enrichment in the Galactic Bulge"
(Abstract)
Rodrigo Carrasco Gemini South "The Multi-component BCG in the Core of Abell 3827 Galaxy Cluster: The Most Massive Galaxy in the Local Universe?"
(Abstract)
July Olivier Guyon Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "The Subaru Coronagraphic Extrema-AO (SCExAO) System"
(Abstract)
Douglas Geisler Universidad de Concepción & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "The Nine Lives of Omega Centauri"
(Abstract)
Tim Butterley Centre of Advanced Instrumentation, University of Durham, UK & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Slope Detection and Ranging (SLODAR)"
(Abstract)
August Felipe Colazo Gemini Science Intern "Finalizing Target Selection and Preparation for 2010-2011 GeMS Commissioning Runs"
(Abstract)
Cecilia Fariña Universidad Nacional de La Plata & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Unveiling the New Generation of Stars in NGC604 with Gemini-NIRI"
(Abstract)
September
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Brian Keeney University of Colorado & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Probing Galaxies Through Quasar Absorption Lines with HST/COS"
(Abstract)
Julia Campa SIEMAT-Madrid, Spain & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Measuring the Scatter in the Mass-richness Relation for Galaxy Clusters Using the Correlation Function"
(Abstract)
October Rachel Kuzio de Naray Royal Military College of Canada, Physics Department & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Dark Matter in Low Surface Brightness Galaxies"
(Abstract)
Francesco Di Mille Australian Magellan Fellow, Las Campanas Observatory (OCIW) & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Discovery of a High-collimated outflow from Sanduleak's Star in the Large Magellanic Cloud"
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Francesco Di Mille Australian Magellan Fellow, Las Campanas Observatory (OCIW) & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Discovery of a High-collimated outflow from Sanduleak's Star in the Large Magellanic Cloud"
(
Abstract)
Claudia Winge Gemini South "Gemini Queue Operation: From Phase I to Gemini Science Archive"
(
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Zhenya Zheng Arizona State University and University of Science and Technology of China.
NOAO South Visiting Astronomer
"Lyman-alpha Emitters at Redshift Z~4.5: Luminosity Functions, Clustering and Lyman-alpha Equivalent Width Distribution"
(Abstract)
November Simon O'Toole Australian NGO Office & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "The Life and Times of Planets and Brown Dwarfs: New Directions and New Frontiers"
(
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December Aaron M. Geller WCAS Northwestern University & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Binary Star Populations in Young Open Clusters"
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2010

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 Speaker

 Institution

 Title

January Felipe Menanteau Rutgers University "Massive Clusters in the Atacama Cosmology Telescope Survey"
Matteo Monelli Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias "The ACS LCID Project: Star Formation Histories of Isolated Galaxies in the Local Group"
(Abstract)
Martin Altman Zentrum für Astronomie, Astronomisches Rechenzentrum der Universität Heidelberg, Germany "Preparing for Gaia: Getting Ready for the Biggest Revolution in Galactic Astronomy"
(Abstract)
Dimitri Gadotti ESO, Santiago "The Joint Formation of Bulges and Black Holes"
(Abstract)
February
John Grunsfeld Deputy Director, Space Telescope Science Institute "Recent Servicing Missions to the Hubble Space Telescope"
(Abstract)
Courtney Jones University of Tasmania Australian Gemini Undergraduate Summer Studentship Program"Metallicity of the Hyades and Praesepe clusters: spectral analysis of solar type stars"
Daniel Burdett  University of Adelaide Australian Gemini Undergraduate Summer Studentship Program "Intermediate-age star clusters in merger remnant galaxies"
Fernanda Urrutia IAG/University of Sao Paulo, Brazil & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Characterizing Star-formation in the Intergalactic Medium as Products of Galaxy Encounters"
(Abstract)
Emily Down University of Oxford & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "The Orientation of Accretion Disks and Jets in Quasars"
(Abstract)
Stella Kafka Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM)Carnegie Institution of Washington (CIW) "Activity on the Secondary Stars of Cataclysmic Variables: Nature or Nurture?"
(Abstract)
Sergio Dieterich Georgia State University "Understanding the Stellar / Brown Dwarf Transition Region: An Overview of Observational Efforts Aimed at Distinguishing Stars from Brown Dwarfs"
(Abstract)
March
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Bruce Macintosh LLNL & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Direct Imaging of Extrasolar Planets: Present and Future"
Leslie Saddlemyer Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, NRC Canada & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "A Technical Tour Through the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI)"
(Abstract)
Philip Lah Mount Stromlo and Siding Springs Observatories "Measuring the Gas Content of Distant Galaxies Using the Optical Redshifts"
(Abstract)
Andrew Gosling Oxford University & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "A Complex X-Ray and Infrared Environment Around the Galactic Centre"
(Abstract)
Michel Strauss Princeton University "The Clustering of Quasars from z=0 to z=6"
(Abstract)
April
Andrew Skemer Steward Observatory & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Mid-IR Adaptive Optics with the MMT Adaptive Secondary"
(Abstract)
Rubén Díaz Gemini and CTIO SciStaff Candidate "Light Cores Behind Dark Masks"
Katelyn Allers Bucknell University "Needles in the Haystack: Efficient Methods for Finding Young Brown Dwarfs"
(Abstract)
Graeme Salter Oxford University and Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "High Contrast Observations with Slicer-Based Integral-Field Spectrographs"
(Abstract)
Marco Pedani University of Arizona and CTIO SciStaff Candidate "Surveys for High-Redshift Radio QSOs Very-Low Resolution NIR Spectroscopy with 4-m Class Telescopes"
Yara Jaffe University of Nottingham and Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "The Effect of the Environment on the Tully-Fisher Relation"
(Abstract)
Kate Barnes University of Indiana "UV Photometry of Star Forming Regions in the Outer Disks of Nearby Spiral Galaxies"
(Abstract)
David James Assistant Professor, Director of 36" Hoku Ke`a Telescope,
Physics & Astronomy Department,
University of Hawai'i at Hilo and CTIO SciStaff Candidate
"Darwinism in the Heavens: Open Clusters, Stellar Evolution and Calibrating the Ages of Stars"
(Abstract)
Jason Cook NASA Ames Research Center & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Pluto's Atmosphere: The Quest to Find CO"
(Abstract)
María Morales Calderón IPAC "YSOVAR: Young Stellar Object Variability"
(Abstract)
Jillian Bornak New Mexico State University "DIRTY Work: Modeling the Dust Formation and Evolution in Classical Novae"
(Abstract)
May Erica Ellingson University of Colorado "High Redshift Clusters from the RCS Survey"
(Abstract)
Cristina Thomas
and
John Kistler
Northern Arizona University "A Comprehensive Ground-based Observing Campaign for Spitzer-observed NEOs"
(Abstract)
Adam Kowalski University of Washington "A White Light Megaflare on the dM4.5e Star YZ CMi"
(Abstract)
June
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Swara Ravindranath Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India "Gaining weight and Getting into Shape? - HST/WFC3 morphology of
Galaxies at z=2"
(Abstract)
Karen Meech University of Hawaii & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Small Body Space Missions - New Insights into Comets (or Why No Telescope is Safe from Mission Support Requests...)
(Abstract)
Tolga Guver University of Arizona "Measuring the Distances, Masses and Radii of Neutron Stars in X-Ray Binaries"
(Abstract)
Margaret Hanson Professor of Physics University of Cincinnati "Improving Mass and Age Estimates of Unresolved Stellar Clusters"
(Abstract)
July Jared Stensland Middlebury College "Searching for Massive Star Clusters around Luminous Blue Variables (LBVs)"
(Abstract)
Andy Young Astrophysics Group, University of Bristol "X-raying Black Hole Accretion Flows"
(Abstract)
August Sebastián Hidalgo Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias "The LCID Project: The Signature of Cosmic and Local Phenomena on the Star Formation History of Dwarf Galaxies"
(Abstract)
Fabio Falchi
(Curriculum Vitae)
Cielo Buio, Italy
& OPCC Visiting Scientist
"Light Pollution: The Global View"
(Abstract)
Linda French Illinois Wesleyan University & CTIO Visiting Astronomer "Hearing with the Eye:  The Life and Work of John Goodricke"
(Abstract)
David Hanes Queen's University & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Solar Neutrinos and Dark Matter: Recent Discoveries and Future Promise - Particle Astrophysics at Queen's University, Canada"
(Abstract)
Michael Childress Lawrence Berkeley Lab & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Host Galaxies of Type Ia Supernovae"
(Abstract)
Peter McGregor Australian National University & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Gemini South Adaptive Optics Imager (GSAOI)"
(Abstract)
Brennan McKinney University of Victoria & Gemini DPD Intern "An Overview of the AURA Unified Release"
(Abstract)
James Bauer Jet Propulsion Lab & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Highlights of WISE Solar System Science"
(Abstract)
James Bauer Jet Propulsion Lab & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Highlights of WISE Solar System Science"
(Abstract)
Curtis DeWitt University of Florida & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Near-infrared Counterparts of Chandra X-ray Sources toward the Galactic Center"
(Abstract)
Jae-Woo Lee Astronomy and Space Science, Sejong University & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Multiple Populations of GCs Seen from Ca uvby Photometry"
(Abstract)
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David Rodríguez University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) & NOAO South Visiting Astronomer "Identifying Nearby, Young, Low-mass Stars Using GALEX"
(Abstract)
     
October Janine Pforr University of Portsmouth
& NOAO South Visiting Astronomer
"Photometric Redshifts of SERVS Galaxies"
(
Abstract)
 
November David Harker University of California, San Diego
& Gemini South Visiting Astronomer
"Gemini Mid-Infrared Observations of Comets"
(Abstract)
Kathy Cooksey Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "The Last Eight-Billion Years of Intergalactic CIV and SiIV Evolution"
(Abstract)
December Ricardo Carrera Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias "The Star Formation and Chemical Evolution Histories of the Magellanic Clouds"
(Abstract)
Jennifer Tigner University of Victoria, Co-operative Education Program, Gemini South Visiting Studies "Commissioning Activities for GSAOI (Gemini South Adaptive Optics Imager)"
Andrés Guesalaga Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile & Gemini South Visiting Scientist "Astronomical Instrumentation Activities at PUC"
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2009

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 Speaker

 Institution

 Title

January Soeren Meibom Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics "The Rotational Evolution of Low-mass Stars"
(Abstract)
John Martin University of Illinois, Springfield "Eta Carinae:  Example, Problem Child, or Both?"
(Abstract)
Catrina Hamilton-Drager Dickinson College "Reflected Light from Sand Grains in the Terrestrial Zone of a Protoplanetary Disk"
(Abstract)
Asa Bluck (G) University of Nottingham, UK & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Extreme Galaxies from the Edge of the Universe"
(Abstract)
Philip Appleton NASA Herschel Science Center, Caltech "The Coexistence of Powerful Molecular Hydrogen and X-ray emission from the Giant shock-wave in Stephan's Quintet"
(Abstract - TBD)
Matthew J. Richter (G) Physics Department, University of California at Davis & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "High-resolution Spectroscopy in the mid-IR: TEXES and EXES"
(Abstract)
Stuart Ryder (G) Australian Gemini Office
Anglo-Australian Observatory & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer
"Supernovae as Revealed by Gemini"
(Abstract)
February
Sebastien Lepine American Museum of Natural History "The SUPERBLINK Proper Motion Survey:
A Voice for the Common Star
"
(Abstract)
Christopher Onken Australian Gemini Office & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Echoes of Distant Black Holes"
Antonio M. Magalhaes Universidade de Sao Paulo "Starlight Polarization: A Tool for Studying the Magnetic Field Structure of the ISM"
(Abstract)
David Palamara
Monash University

Both students are under the auspices  of the Australian Gemini  Undergraduate Student Scholarship (AGUSS) Program

"Star Clusters in Intermediate-Age Galaxy Merger Remnants"
Sophie Underwood
University of Adelaide
"Bent Jets and Multi-object Spectroscopy: A Science Intern's Quest"
Fred Walter State University of New York at Stony Brook & Gemini Visiting Astronomer "All the Low Mass Objects - Where do they all come from?"
(Abstract)
Bryan Miller Gemini South Observatory "Star Clusters and Nuclei in Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies"
Daniel Christlein Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics & Gemini Visiting Astronomer "A Spectroscopic Tour of the Outer Disks of Galaxies"
(Abstract)
March
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Anna Frebel Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) "What the most Metal-poor Stars tell us about the Early Universe"
(Abstract)
Greg Madsen University of Sydney "Interstellar Ionized Gas: The View from WHAM"
(Abstract)
Ricardo Schiavon Gemini North in Hilo, Hawaii "New Constraints on the History of Star Formation of Early Type Galaxies"
(Abstract)
David Rodríguez University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) "Does the Existence of a Debris Disk Depend on the Multiplicity of the Star it Orbits?"
(Abstract)
Nate Bastian STFC Advance Fellows (IoA), Cambridge, UK & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Universality of Star and Cluster Formation"
(Abstract)
Chris Evans UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "VLT-MAD Observations of the Core of 30 Doradus"
(Abstract)
John Blakeslee Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Victoria, Canada & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Talking about SBF at SBF: A New Era in Surface Brightness Fluctuations"
(Abstract)
April
Iraklis Konstantopoulos University College London, UK & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Intergalactic Star Clusters"
(Abstract)
Joanne Bibby University of Sheffield & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Imaging and Spectroscopy of the Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 7793: Identifying Wolf-Rayet Progenitors of Type Ib/c Supernova"
(Abstract)
Martha Boyer Space Telescope Science Institute & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Dust Production and Mass Loss at Low Metallicity: A Survey of AGB Stars with the Spitzer Space Telescope"
(Abstract)
May Tracy Beck Space Telescope Science Institute "Gemini+NIFS Spectral Imaging of YSO Environments"
(Abstract)
June
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Julio Chaname Carnegie Institution, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism &  Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "MACHOs, Dark Matter Halos, and Central Black Holes: Exploiting the Motions of Individual Stars in the Local Group"
(Abstract)
Guillermo Bosch Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina & Gemini South Visiting Scientist "GMOS View of 30Dor: Spectroscopic Binaries and Cluster Kinematics"
(Abstract)
Kyler Kuehn The Ohio State University "Multi-Messenger Astronomy with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory"
(Abstract)
Kyler Kuehn The Ohio State University Technical Talk on:
"DECam Software Infrastructure"
Andrea Dupree Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Red Giants and Mass Loss in Globular Clusters"
(Abstract)
Andrew Kruger University of California at Davis &  Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Inner Disk Chemistry"
(Abstract)
Paul Goodall University of Oxford & Gemini South Visiting Scientist "Hydrodynamic Simulations of the SS433-W50 Complex"
(Abstract)
Angela Cotera SETI Institute "Star Formation in the Galactic Center: New Directions from Large Surveys"
(Abstract)
Morten Andersen Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) "Is the Low-Mass Initial Mass Function Universal?"
(Abstract)
A-ran Kyo KASI, Korea "Submillimeter Observation of the Transition Disk System of HD 135344"
(Abstract)
Sebastian Els CTIO "Site Testing for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) and
the Site Conditions at Cerro Tololo"
(Abstract)
July Anna Kovacevic Macquarie University "The New Galactic Bulge [OIII] Planetary Nebulae Luminosity Function"
(Abstract)
David Floyd OCIW/AAO Magellan Fellow, Las Campanas Observatory & Gemini South Visiting Scientist "Examining Quasar Accretion Disks Through Microlensing"
(Abstract)
Patrick Seitzer University of Michigan "Applied Astronomy: Optical Studies of Orbital Debris from Cerro Tololo"
(Abstract)
Jeonghee Rho IPAC "Dust Formation Observed in Young Supernova Remnants with Spitzer"
(Abstract)
August Sun Mi Chung University of Florida & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Star Formation in the Bullet Cluster"
(Abstract)
Simon Schuler NOAO (Tucson) SOFIA USRA & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Nucleosynthesis in the Hyades Open Cluster- The Depletion of 12C"
(Abstract)
Susan Benecchi STScI "Solar System Archaeology"
(Abstract)
Branimir Sesar University of Washington & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Mapping the Milky Way's Halo with SDSS RR Lyrae Stars"
(Abstract)
James De Buizer SOFIA USRA & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA):  Mission Overview, Status, and Opportunities for Observers"
(Abstract)
Benny Trakhtenbrot Tel-Aviv University; Chile NGO & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Probing the Cosmic Evolution of Black Hole Mass and Acrretion Rate in AGNs"
(Abstract)
September
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Carl Melis University of California, LA (UCLA) & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Catastrophic Collisions in the Terrestrial Planet Zone and the Epoch of Terrestrial Planet Formation around Intermediate Mass Stars"
(Abstract)
Ivelina Momcheva Carnegie Observatories & Gemni South Visiting Astronomer "The Environments of Strong Gravitational Lenses"
(Abstract)
October Joaquin Vieira University of Illinois, Chicago

"A New Sample of (sub)mm Galaxies Discovered with the South Pole Telescope"
(Abstract)

Maren Hempel Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

"Globular Clusters as Stellar Population Probes"
(Abstract)

Brad Tucker Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatory & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer

"Host Galaxy Environments of Type Ia Supernova and Effects on Supernova Cosmology"
(Abstract)

Wagner Corradi Universidade de Minas Gerais, Brasil

"On the Existence of the Interaction Wall between the Local and Loop I Bubbles"
(Abstract)

Roberto Muñoz Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile

"The Growth of the Red-Sequence in Clusters since z~1"
(Abstract)

November You-Hua Chu University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign "A Spitzer View of Star Formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud"
(Abstract)
Jer-Chyi Liou NASA Orbital Debris Program Office (NASA/JSC) "Orbital Debris and HST WFPC2"
(Abstract)
Ray Carlberg University of Toronto & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Third-Year Results from the Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS)"
(Abstract)
Marvin Rose University of Sheffield & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "The Forbidden High Ionization Lines of SDSS J113111.05+162739.5: The Aftermath of a Black Hole Recoil in the Central Regions of a Galaxy?"
(Abstract)
Laura Pentericci INAF Observatory of Rome & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "The Physical and Morphological Properties of High Redshift Ly-alpha Emitting Galaxies"
(Abstract)
Stefano Andreon Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera - Milano "The Highest Redshift Cluster Known, JKCS041 at z=1.9, and Cluster Scale Relations"
(Abstract)
Knut Olsen NOAO North, Tucson "The Star Formation History of M31 and the Origin of the Ring of Fire"
(Abstract)
Ilona Soechting Oxford University & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Quasars and Galaxy Clusters - Where is the Connection?"
 (Abstract)
Dara Norman NOAO North, Tucson "Tough Talk: Women Giving Colloquia"
(Abstract)
December Dara Norman NOAO North, Tucson "Correlations of Quasars and Luminous Red Galaxies from a Quasar Fueling Perspective"
(Abstract)
Andre-Nicolas Chene National Research Council Canada – NRCA, Victoria, CANADA & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Determining the Fundamental Parameters of Wolf-Rayet Stars"
(Abstract)
Abhijit Saha NOAO "Exploring the Extended Structure surrounding the Magellanic Clouds"
(Abstract)
Sherry Yeh University of Toronto & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer "Mass-loading of Winds in Starburst Galaxies: The Curious Case of 30 Doradus in the LMC"
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2008

 Month

 Speaker

 Institution

 Title

January      
February
Ho Seong Hwang Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) "Merging between Galaxies and between Galaxy Clusters"
(Abstract)
Julia Scharwaechter ESO "Case Studies of QSO Host Galaxies"
(Abstract)
March
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CTIO REU/PIA
Miniworkshop
Adele Plunket
Matthew Schenker
Peter Mares
Emily Lynch
Emma Crow-Willard
Macarena Campos
Regis Cartier
Amit Misra
 
Middlebury College
Dartmouth College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Occidental College
Universidad de Concepción  Universidad de Chile
Case Western Reserve University
 

"Iron Abundances on Open Clusters Dwarfs: Pleiades"
"Search for SW Sextantis Cataclysmic Variables"
"Characterizing the Phase Space of Our Galactic Halo by Using Blue Horizontal Branch Stars as Distance Indicators"
"Globular Clusters in NGC 3370"
"The Brightest Cluster Galaxy Catalogue and Density Correlations Analysis"
"HST Imaging Observations of z~1 Radio Sources and their Radio-optical Alignments"
"Spectroscopy of Red X-ray Selected Quasars"
"Impact of Galaxy Cluster Mergers on Radio Galaxies"

Erika Grundstrom Vanderbilt University "Studying Be Stars Using Optical Spectroscopy"
April
James Beletic Teledyne "Scientific Detectors for Astronomy"
(Abstract)
Sidney Bludman Universidad de Chile "Our Recently Accelerating Universe"
(Abstract)
Roberta Humphreys University of Minnesota "The Cool Hypergiants -- Episodic Mass Loss, Convective Activity and Magnetic Fields"
(Abstract)
Kaspar Von Braun IPAC "Directly Determined Radii and Effective Surface Temperatures of Exoplanet Host Stars"
(Abstract)
Simon Krughoff University of Washington "Next Generations Surveys: Planning, Algorithms and
Visualization"
(Abstract)
May William E. Harris McMaster University "Ages of the Halo Stars in E Galaxies"
(Abstract)
Gabriel Brammer Yale University "Red galaxies at z>3.5: is this an important epoch for feedback mechanisms in massive galaxies?"
(Abstract)
Oliver Schuetz ESO "Astromineralogy of Circumstellar Disks"
(Abstract)
Beth Biller IfA - Hawaii "An Imaging Survey for Extrasolar Planets around 45 Close, Young Stars with SDI at the VLT and MMT "
(Abstract)
Ann Marie Cody Caltech "Searching for Pulsation in Brown Dwarfs and Very Low Mass Stars"
(Abstract)
Alan Whiting University of Birmingham "A Vision for the Compact-Aperture Telescope System"
(Abstract)
Mark Everett Planetary Science Institute "Groundwork for NASA's Kepler Mission: Creating the Kepler Input Catalog"
(Abstract)
Jayadev Rajagopal CTIO/NGSC "Dust Formation around Massive Evolved Stars: A High Angular Resolution Interferometric Study"
(Abstract)
Debra Fischer San Francisco State University "Mission to Alpha Centauri"
(Abstract)
S. Josephine Chan Diamond Light Source "Search for Evolved Objects: Candidates"
(Abstract)
June
   TOP
Quentin Parker Macquarie University "The Macquarie/AAO/Strasbourg H-alpha Planetary Nebula Project: M*A*S*H"
(Abstract)
July Karen Kinemuchi Universidad de Concepcion "Probing the Outer Halo Galactic Formation: The New SDSS dSph Galaxies and their Variable Stars"
(Abstract)
Michael Falarski Las Cumbres Observatory "The Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network"
(Abstract)
Ezequiel Treister E S O "Obscured Supermassive Black Holes"
(Abstract)
Kathryn Amy Harris University of Central Lancashire "Environments of Quasars and Star-Forming Galaxies"
(Abstract)
Kristin A. Woodley McMaster University "Stellar Evolution and Formation History of NGC 5128"
(Abstract)
Michel Cure Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile "Astro-Meteorological Study on Gemini South"
(Abstract)
August Sebastián López Universidad de Chile "Probing Cluster Galaxies with Background QSOs"
(Abstract)
Séverin Gaudet Canadian Astronomy Data Centre "The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre"
(Abstract)
Claudia Scarlata IPAC - Caltech "HeII: Population III Stars or Cold Accretion?"
(Abstract)
September
   TOP
Carl Melis UCLA "The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis: Active Accretion of Gas and Dust and Planet Formation around Old Stars"
(Abstract)
Edouard J. Bernard Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias "The ACS LCID Project: Star Formation Histories and Variable Stars in Isolated Dwarf Galaxies of the Local Group"
(Abstract)
October Ravi Subrahmanyan Raman Research Institute (India)

"Deep Surveys of the Radio Universe"
(Abstract)

Stephen Kane NASA / ESI

"Constraining Orbital Parameters Through Planetary Transit Monitoring"
(Abstract)

Annapurni Subramaniam Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)

"Spectroscopic Survey of Classical Be Stars in Northern Young Open Clusters"
(Abstract)

David Spergel Princeton University

"Cosmology After WMAP"
(Abstract)

November Matt Bayliss University of Chicago "Cosmological Constraints From Cluster-scale Gravitational Lenses: Leveraging New Large Lens Samples"
(Abstract)
Thierry Montmerle Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble "Was a Supernova Present at the Birth of the Sun? Facts and Controversies"
(Abstract)
Chris Koen University of Western Cape "CCD Photometry of Variable Stars"
(Abstract)
Jay Farihi University of Leicester,UK (Gemini Visiting Scientist) "Minor Planet Signatures at White Dwarfs"
(Abstract)
Thomas Lebzelter Universität Wien
(Gemini Visiting Scientist)
"Evolved Stars in Stellar Clusters"
(Abstract)
December Dick Shaw NOAO "The Quest for Binary Central Stars in LMC Planetary Nebulae, or... Boosting Other People's Data and Getting Away With It"
(Abstract)
Karen Meech Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii "What Exploration of Small Icy Bodies Tell Us About the Physics and Chemistry of the Early Solar System"
(Abstract)
Jonathan P. Marshall (G) Open University, Walton Hall, UK "AKARI Observations of Debris Discs in the Far Infra-red"
(Abstract)

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2007

 Month

 Speaker

 Institution

 Title

January Kevin Heng JILA, University of Colorado & Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton "Balmer-Dominated Shocks Revisited: Applications to SNR 1987A"
Jacques Lepine Universidade de Sao Paulo "Properties of the Spiral Arms of the Galaxy Based on the Dynamics of Open Clusters"
Marie Lemoine-Busserolle Oxford Astrophysics, UK "Mass and Kinematics of Late-type Galaxies (1.3 < z < 3.3) from the VVDS"
February
Paul Francis The Australian National University
Mt. Stromlo Observatory
"What We don't Know About Oort Clouds"
Catherine Espaillat University of Michigan "Probing the Gas and Dust of Transitional Disks"
Hans Ulrich Käufl Europen Southern Observatory (ESO) "CRIRES: A High Resolution Infrared Spectrograph for ESO's VLT"
March

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Thomas Dall Gemini Observatory "V.S.O.P. - or: How to fix the Variable Sky"
Tomotsugu Goto Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency "The Physical Origin of E+A (Post-Starburst) Galaxies"
Alceste Bonanos Carnegie Institution of Washington "The Most Massive Stars in the Local Universe"
Amanda Bauer University of Texas "Stellar Mass Assembly: Combining Surveys and Observables for z < 1.6"
Karen Lewis NASA Goddard Space Flight Center "Long-Term Profile Variability of Double-Peaked Emission Line AGN"
Sandro D'Odorico ESO "Current VLT Instrumentation Projects and Future Plans for VLT and ELT"
April
Artie Hatzes Thueringer Landessternwarte, Germany "Extrasolar Planets and Stellar Oscillations of K Giant Stars"
Karen Meech IfA, University of Hawaii "Origin of Earth's Oceans"
Frank Winkler Middlebury College "SN 1006 at Age 1000 Years: Dazzling Star to Puzzling Remnant"
Ricardo Salinas

Aaron Romanowsky 
Universidad de Concepción "Where Dark Matter Shines - The "Star Pile" in Abell 545"

"Early-type Galaxies: Dynamics and Dark Matter Dichotomies"

Eric Pellegrini Michigan State University "Exploring an Alternative Equation for Star Forming Regions"
(Abstract)
Gayandhi De Silva ESO "Chemical Homogeneity in Galactic Star Clusters"
(Abstract)
May Sidney Bludman Universidad de Chile
Depto. de Astronomía
"Accelerated Cosmological Expansion: Phenomenology"
(Abstract)
Sidney Bludman Universidad de Chile
Depto. de Astronomía
"What Drives the Cosmological Acceleration?"
(Abstract)
Jon Fulbright Johns Hopkins "Early Science Results from the RAVE Survey"
(Abstract)
Valeriy Kravtsov Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta "U-based CMDs of the Metal-poor ([Fe/H < -1.0) Galactic Globular Clusters"
(Abstract)
Bruce Atwood Ohio State University "LBT and the MODS Spectrograph, a Brief  Status Report"
(Abstract)
Alan Stockton University of Hawaii "Extended Emission-Line Regions around QSOs"
(Abstract)
June

   TOP
Hans Zinnecker Astrophys. Inst. Potsdam, Germany "Giant Exo-planets around White Dwarfs?"
(Abstract) & (Presentation in PDF)
Peter Allen Pennsylvania State University "The Smallest Stars: Their Role in the Universe"
(Abstract)
Patrice Bouchet Observatoire de Paris-Meudon "SN 1987A: 20 Years Later"
(Abstract)
Susan Ilani Loubser Centre for Astrophysics
University of Central Lancashire, UK
"Stellar Populations Across cD Galaxies"
(Abstract)
Peter Frinchaboy NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Fellow
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Dark Matter and Tidal Disruption in the Local Group"
(Abstract)
Fred K.Y. Lo National Radio Astronomy Observatory
(Director)
"Mega-masers, Dark Energy and the Hubble Constant"
(Abstract)
July Shinky Oyabu Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency "Deep Extragalactic Surveys around the Ecliptic Poles with AKARI"
(Abstract)
David James Vanderbilt University "Research Using the SMARTS Telescopes: Recent Highlights from the Astronomers of Fisk & Vanderbilt Universities"
(Abstract)
Paolo G. Calisse Cardiff University "Clover: A High-sensitivity Polarization Instrument for CMB B-mode Observations"
(Abstract)
Claus Tappert Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile "Are Pre-CVs really Pre-CVs?"
(Abstract)
Alan Stockton IfA, University of Hawaii, & CTIO "Massive Galaxies with Old Stellar Populations at High Redshifts  -  Part 2"
(Abstract)
August Pascal Fouque Observatoire du Midi-Pyrenees (Toulouse) "A New Calibration of Galactic Cepheid Period-Luminosity Relations from B to K Bands, and a Comparison to LMC PL Relations"
(Abstract)
Andreas Kaufer Director La Silla Paranal Observatory, ESO "Recent developments at the ESO La Silla Paranal Observatory"
(Abstract)
David Lee Nidever University of Virginia "New Discoveries in The Clouds"
(Abstract)
Michel Cure Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile "AstroMeteorology in the University of Valparaiso"
(Abstract)
Christina Papadaki Royal Observatory of Belgium "V2051 Oph After Superoutburst: Out of Plane Material and Unique Doppler Maps"
(Abstract)
September

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Thomas R. Geballe Gemini Observatory, Hilo "Oxygen-18 and the Origins of Hydrogen-deficient Carbon Stars and R Coronae Borealis Stars"
(Abstract)
Povilas Palunas University of Texas at Austin

"Lyman Alpha Galaxies in the Early Universe"
(Abstract)

October Mark Lacy Spitzer Science Centre

"The Host Galaxies of Dust-Reddened Quasars"
(Abstract)

Jayant Narlikar Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics(IUCAA)

"A Critique of Standard Big Bang Cosmology"
(Abstract)

Charles F. Claver NOAO/LSST

"An Update on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope"
(Abstract)

November Todd Henry Georgia State University "Spying on Your Southern Neighbors"
(Abstract)
Ian Robson Advanced Technology Centre (ATC), UK "Supercool Astronomy"
(Abstract)
Robert Blum NOAO "Dissecting Newly Born Massive Stars with NIFS"
(Abstract)
Ronald Mennickent Universidad de Concepción, Chile "Unveiling the Phenomenon of Double Periodic
Variables"
(Abstract)
Philippe Delorme Laboratoire d'Astrophysique
de Grenoble,
Universite Joseph Fourier
"Looking for Cool Brown Dwarfs in Wide Field Surveys"
(Abstract)
Paul Vanden Bout National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) "Molecular Gas in the Early Universe - Prospects with ALMA (and Status of Construction)
(Abstract)
December Doug Geisler Universidad de Concepción "The M31 Globular Cluster System"
(Abstract)
Keivan Stassun Vanderbilt University, College of Arts and Science
Department of Physics and Astronomy
"Empirical Constraints on the Physical Properties of Young Stars and Brown Dwarfs"
(Abstract)

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2006

 Month

 Speaker

 Institution

 Title

January Jason Harris University of Arizona "Stellar Archaeology in the Magellanic Clouds"
Jordi Barr Oxford University "Multiwavelength Views of Clusters of Galaxies from Redshift 0 to 2.5"
Gary Da Costa Mt. Stromlo and Siding Springs Observatory
Canberra, Australia
"Stellar Populations of dE Galaxies in Nearby Groups"
(Presentation in PDF)
Rodrigo Carrasco Gemini South "Structure of the Shapley Supercluster and Cluster Properties and Galaxy Population of Poor Galaxy Clusters at 0.2 < z < 0.5"
Etienne Artigau Universite de Montreal Gemini South "T Dwarf Variability: Photometric and Spectroscopic Observations"
February
Eric Gawiser Yale University Gemini South "The MUSYC Census of Protogalaxies at z=3"
Katrina Exter Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias / Gemini South "Spatially resolved spectroscopy of stellar and interstellar gas"
Jason Harris Steward Observatory / Gemini South "Astrosynthesis: Explorations of star formation in nearby galaxies"
Henry Lee University of Minnesota / Gemini South "The Infrared Luminosity-Metallicity Relation for Dwarf Irregular Galaxies in the Local Volume"
March

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Marc Sarazin ESO "European Site Testing Program for ELT:  An Update"
(Presentation in PDF)
Kenji Bekki University of New South Wales, Australia "Globular Cluster Systems and Galaxy Formation"
(Presentation in PDF)
(
Animations)
Thomas P. Greene NASA Ames Research Center "Stellar Properties of Embedded Protostars"
April
Jay Farihi Gemini Observatory "Digging in the Stellar Graveyard"
May Ginny McSwain Yale University "The Evolutionary Status of Be Stars"
June

   TOP
David C. Knauth Northwestern University "High-Resolution Survey of the Interstellar 7Li/6Li Isotope Ratio in the Solar Neighborhood"
Jean-Rene Roy Gemini Observatory "Traffic at the Galactic Center and the Nature of IRS-8"
Peter Manev Pessev Space Telescope Science Institute "Integrated Light Properties of Magellanic Cloud Star Clusters"
July Bengt Edvardsson Uppsala University "Subgiant Stars as Probes of Galactic Evolution"
Ovidiu Vaduvescu UKZN & SAAO, South Africa "Infrared Properties of Star Forming Dwarf Galaxies"
Ilona Soechting UK Gemini Support Group
Dept. of Astrophysics
"FSVS Cluster Catalogue - Exploring the Intermediate Redshift Range"
August Félix Mirabel ESO/Chile "Microquasars"
Damien Gratadour Gemini "Studying Active Galactic Nuclei at High Resolution in the Near-IR: Adaptive Optics and Image Restoration"
September

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Rene Fassbender Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), Garching,Germany "Finding X-Ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters at z>1"
October David Silva AURA / TMT

"The Thirty Meter Telescope Project: Overview and Status"

Alan Stockton IfA, University of Hawaii & CTIO

"Morphologies of Massive Galaxies with Old Stellar Populations at High Redshifts"

Roberto Mignani Mullard Space Sciences Laboratory

"Comprehensive Studies of Planetary Nebulae with On-Line Catalogues"

Juan Carlos Forte Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

"The Globular Cluster-Halo Connection in Elliptical Galaxies"

Donald Lynden-Bell Institute of Astronomy & Clare College, Cambridge, UK

"Why Jets?"

Vincent Coude du Foresto Observatoire de Paris

"Revealing the Inner Part of Debris Disks with Infrared Interferometry"

November Kenneth J. Rines Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics "Cosmology with the Mass Function of Galaxy Clusters"
Sangeeta Malhotra School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University "Reionization Constraints from ly-alpha Emmiters at z=6.5"
Michael Wood-Vasey Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics "The ESSENCE of Dark Energy"
Timothy Davidge Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
National Research Council of Canada
"Comparing Predictions from Spectra with the Resolved Stellar Content of M32"
December Mariska Kriek Leiden University
(The Netherlands)
"Clues on Massive Galaxy Formation at z~2.5 from NIR Spectroscopy"

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2005

 Month

 Speaker

 Institution

 Title

January Dr. Jacques Beckers Chicago University Interferometric Imaging in Astronomy: A Personal Retrspective”
(Presentation in PDF)
Prof. Davis D. Sentman University of Alaska Recent Discoveries of Electrical Breakdown Phenomena in the Atmospheric D-Region above Thunderstorms”
(Presentation in PDF)
Prof. Michael Ashley University of New South Wales "Extremely Large Telescopes in Antarctica"
(
Presentation in PDF)
February Scott Dahm University of Hawaii "The Origin and Evolution of Low Mass Stars in Young Galactic Clusters"
Jasonjot Kalirai Lick Observatory Studies of White Dwarfs: in the Field and in Star Clusters"
Rubén Diaz National University of Cordoba "Fueling Mechanisms of Activity in Galaxies"
Romano Corradi Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, La Palma, Spain "The Study of Planetary Nebulae With Large Telescopes"
(Presentation in PDF)
Damien Gratadour Meudon Observatory (ONERA) Adaptive Optics and Image Restoration - Study of Archetypal AGNs with NAOS-CONICA”
Gordon Richards Princeton University Quasars and Cosmology: Accretion Related Feedback and the Growth of Galaxies”
(Presentation in PDF)
Dara Norman CTIO

"Quasars and Dark Matter Overdensities"

Lucas Macri Hubble/Goldberg Fellow "Improving the Cepheid Distance Scale"
(Presentation in PDF)
Tim Kendall Laboratoire d' Astrophysique Observatoire de Grenoble "Wide-field Imaging Surveys for Complete, Coeval Brown Dwarf Populations in Young Stellar Clusters"
Sandra Savaglio Johns Hopkins "Metal enrichment of the interstellar medium over cosmic time"
John Blakeslee Johns Hopkins 12 Billion Years of Galaxy Evolution in Clusters”
(Presentation in PDF)
Susan Ridgway Johns Hopkins The Evolution and Luminosity Dependence of Quasar Host Galaxies”
Steven Margheim Indiana University "Precision Stellar Abundances"
Oliver Shuetz Max Plank Institut "Mid-infrared Spectroscopy of Circumstellar Disks"
March

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Adwin Boogert Caltech Interstellar Ices, from Molecular Cores to Planet-forming Disks”
(Presentation in PDF)
Daniel Reichart University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Panchromatic Robotic Optical Monitoring and Polarimetry Telescopes"
Ivan Baldry Johns Hopkins Galaxy Bimodality, Evolution and the SDSS U-band Galaxy Survey”
(Presentation in PDF)
Knut Olsen CTIO Tracing M31's Bulge and Disk Stellar Populations with Gemini”
(Presentation in PDF)
Mark Gieles Ultrecht University The Evolution of Star Cluster Populations”
(Presentation in PDF)
Aaron Romanowsky Universidad de Concepción Dark Matter and Dynamics in Galaxy Halos”
Kevin Luhman Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory The Origin of Brown Dwarfs”
April Maren Hempel Michigan State University Globular Cluster Populations in Early-Type Galaxies”
Roberto De Propris University of Bristol Galaxy Formation and Evolution”
(Presentation in PDF)
Simon Driver Australian National University Canberra Cosmology, Galaxies and Galaxy Structure”
(Presentation in PDF)
Félix Mirabel ESO/Chile Microquasars”
(Presentation in PDF)
Victor Krabbendam
Nicholas Suntzeff
Abhijit Saha
Christopher Miller
LSST/CTIO LSST Project”
(V. Krabbendam Presentation (PDF))

(A. Saha Presentation (PDF))
Stephen S. Eikenberry University of Florida Black Holes and Long-necked Birds: The FLAMINGOS-2 Galactic Center Survey”
May Andrei Tokovinin CTIO Turbulence at Cerro Pachon from MASS, DIMM, and SODAR”
Doug Geisler Universidad de Concepción The SIMple Life”
June

   TOP
Rachel Mason NGSC – NOAO Gemini Science Center Infrared Spectroscopy of Nearby Galaxies: Implications for the Nature and Distribution of the Dust”
Laerte Sodré, Jr. Instituto Astronómico y Geofísico (IAG)
Universidad de Sao Paulo
Spectral Synthesis of SDSS Galaxies”
Evgenya Shkolnik NASA Astrobiology Institute University of Hawaii, Manoa Magnetized Exoplanets”
July Stephen Eikenberry University of Florida
Department of Astronomy
A Near-IR Integral Field Spectrograph for the Kitt Peak 4-meter”
(Presentation in PDF)
August      
September

   TOP
Varsha Kulkarni University of South Carolina "Quasar Absorption Systems as Probes of Galaxy Evolution"
Alan Whiting CTIO "The Local Group Dwarf Hunt"
Alan Whiting CTIO "The Combined Small Telescope Observatory"
October Bernadette Rodgers

Gemini South

 "HAEBE Binary Project: First Results"

Bryan Miller Gemini South "The Globular Cluster and Nuclei of Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies"
Michael West University of Hawaii "Reconstructing Galaxy Histories: New Insights from Globular Clusters"
November Sandrine Thomas NOAO / CTIO "Tertiary Companions to Close Spectroscopic Binaries"
(Presentation in PDF)
Styliani Kafka NOAO / CTIO "Hyperactivity on the Secondary Star of AM Her"
Eduardo Cypriano SOAR/LNA "Fossil Groups, Compact Groups and High-z Galaxy Clusters with the Gemini Telescopes"
(Presentation in PDF)
December Chow-Choong Ngeow University of Illinois (UC) "Non-linearity of the Cepheid PL Relation: An Old Subject with a New Twist"
(Presentation in PDF)
Inese I. Ivans Carnegie Observatories, Pasadena "New Insights into the Nature of r-Process-Rich Stars"
Hektor Monteiro Dept. Physics & Astronomy
Georgia State University
"Ages of White Dwarf-Red Subdwarf Systems"
Carlos Alexandre Wuensche INPE (Intututo Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais)
Divis
ão de Astrofísica
"The Zunyaev-Zel' dovich Effect"
(Presentation in PDF)

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2004

 Month

 Speaker

 Institution

 Title

January

Dr. Arlin Crotts

Columbia University

Evidence of Halo Microlensing in M31”

Dr. Hugo E. Schwarz

CTIO

"Circumstellar Matter in PNe and Other Evolved Stars"

Dr. Eugene Stansbery
Dr. John Africano

NASA
Boeing

"NASA and Observing the Orbital Debris Environment"

Dr. Linda Schmidtobreick

ESO

"Old Novae and The Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables"

Dr. Thierry Courvoisier

Observatoire de Geneve

"The INTEGRAL Mission and Its First Results"

February

Dr. Jeremy Mould

NOAO

The Long Period Variables of M31

Dr. Patrick Hall

Princeton University

Dust and Quasars”

Dr. Mariangela Bernardi Carnegie Mellon University

Evolution, Environment and Mass of Early-type Galaxies: Constraints of Models of Galaxy Formation”

Dr. Thomas Matheson Harvard-Smithonian CfA

Spectroscopic Evidence for the Supernova/Gamma-Ray Burst Connection: A Mystery Solved?”

Dr. Danielle Alloin ESO

Molecular Material in the Vicinity of the Central Engine in NGC 1068: Distribution, Kinematics and Excitation”

Dr. Dean McLaughlin

Space Telescope Science Institute

The Fundamental Plane of Globular Clusters”

Dr. Trevor Miles

University of Birmingham

Multiwavelength Observations of Nearby Groups of Galaxies”

Dr. Ravi Sheth

University of Pittsburgh

In Halos We Trust”

March

   TOP

Mr. Hektor Monteiro CTIO

3D Photoionization Modeling of NGC 6369”

Dr. Christopher Miller Carnegie Mellon University

Current and Future Science with Large Astronomical Databases”

Dr. Marla Geha Carnegie Observatories

Internal Dynamics, Structure and Formation of Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies”

Dr. James De Buizer

CTIO

Born in Shadows: The Quest to Understand Massive Star Formation”

Dr. Dara Norman CTIO

Are Quasars Associated with Dark Matter Overdensities?”

Dr. Roelof de Jong Space Telescope Science Institute

Dark and Luminous Matter in Nearby Galaxies”

Dr. Elizabeth Barton University of Arizona

The Role of Starbusts in the Evolution of Galaxies”

Dr. Lisa Prato

UCLA

Young Low-Mass Star & Brown Dwarf Binaries: Dynamical Mass Ratios and Masses”

April

Dr. Eduardo Cypriano SOAR

Disentangling Massive Galaxy Clusters with Gravitational Lensing and Other Techniques”

Dr. Rashid Sunyaev Max Planck Institut, Garching

Clusters of Galaxies as a Tool for Cosmology”

Dr. Martin M. Roth

Dr. Sebastian F. Sanchez

Astrophysicalisches Institut Potsdam

Promoting Integral Field Spectroscopy in Europe: First Results from the EURO3D Collaboration”

“E3D, the EURO3D Visualization Tool – A Software Demonstration with First Results from VIMOS-IFU”

Dr. Bill Harris McMaster University

Globular Clusters and the Oldest Field Stars: Collisions and Challenges”

May

Dr. Dan Jaffee University of Texas

High Resolution Spectroscopy of Star Forming Regions in the Mid-IR”

Dr. John Bally University of Colorado

Feedback in Star Formation: The Impact of Protostellar Outflows”

Dr. Silas Laycock Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

The Chandra Multiwavelength Plane Survey (ChaMPlane)”

June

   TOP

Dr. Angelle M. Tanner JPL/Caltech

Resolving the Enigmatic Northern Arm Sources in the Galactic Center”

Dr. John Huchra Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

2Mass a New Map of the Nearby Universe”

Dr. Kurtis Williams University of Arizona

White Dwarfs in Open Star Clusters: The Lower Mass Limit for Core-Collapse Supernovae and the White Dwarf Deficit”

July

Dr. Brad Schaefer

Louisiana State University

Case Studies of Three of the Most Famous Claimed Archaeoastronomical Alignments in North America”

Dr. Inese Ivans

Hubble Fellow at Caltech

Chemical Clues to Tracing the Construction of the Halo”

Dr. Chris Clemens

University of North Carolina

Observations of Nonradial Pulsations in Radio Pulsars”

August

Dr. Gastón Folatelli Las Campanas Observatory

Quantitative Spectral Analysis of Type Ia Supernovae”

Dr. Alan B. Whiting CTIO

Light and Motion in the Local Volume”

Dr. Eric Gawiser Universidad de Chile

MUSYC: A Square-degree UBVRIzJHK Survey of the Formatiom and Evolution of Galaxies”

Dr. Knut Olsen CTIO

The Disks of Nearby Galaxies”

September

   TOP

Miss Dijana Domini Universitaet Potsdam, Berlin

Gravitational Microlensing by Binary Stars”

Dr. David Spergel Princeton University

WMAP and Beyond”

October

Dr. Alan B. Whiting CTIO

You can't get there from here: Hubble Relaxation in the Local Volume”

 November

Dr. Karen Meech University of Hawaii

Astrobiology at UH: Water and Life in the Universe”

Dr. Dennis Crabtree DAO/HRC
National Research Council
Victoria, Canada

"Observatory Papers and Citations: What do the Numbers Really Show?"

Dr. Arlin Crotts Columbia University

Status and Prospects for Large, Liquid-Mirror Telescopes”

Dr. Michael Wood-Vasey Harvard University

The Strange Case of SN 2002ic”

Dr. David Spergel Princeton University

Cosmology Lecture Series”
(Lectures in PDF Format:
 Lect. 1, Lect. 2, Lect. 3, Lect. 4, Lect. 5)

December




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2003

 Month

 Speaker

 Institution

 Title

January

 Dr. James Muzerolle  Steward Observatory

 "Accretion of Young Stellar Objects" 

 Dr. Christoph Keller  National Solar Observatory

 "Solar Adaptive Optics"

 Dr. Patrick Hall  Pontificia Universidad  Católica de Chile

 "Broad Absortion Line Quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey - and Beyond !"

February

 Dr. J. Allyn Smith  Los Alamos National  Laboratory

 "Plans for Calibration of the SNAP Spacecraft"

 Dr. Kathy Romer  Carnegie Mellon  University

 "Searching For Clusters of Galaxies"

 Dr. Kem Cook  Lawrence Berkeley  National  Laboratory

 "Extracting Science from Time Domain Surveys: The MACHO and SuperMacho Experience "

 Dr. Nathan Smith  University of Colorado

 "Proplyds, Jets, and Star Formation in the Carina Nebula"

March

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 Dr. Lucas Macri  NOAO

 "The Metallicity Dependence of the Cephied Period-Luminosity Relation"

 Dr. Eric Mamajek  Steward Observatory

 "Post-T Tauri Stars in the Nearest OB Association"

April

  Dr. Dave James  Observatoire de Grenoble

 "The Perfect Cosmic Laboratories: - Open Clusters"

 Mr. Wayne Barkhouse  University of Toronto

 "Wide-Field Imaging Survey of Low-Redshift Galaxy Clusters"

 Dr. Hans M. Maitzen  University of Vienna

 "Magnetic Stars (of the Upper Main Sequence) in the Galactic Context"

May

 Dr. Doug Geisler  Universidad de Concepción

 " "Sculptor"-ing the Galaxy? "

 Mr. Anil Seth  University of Washington

 "Not Quite Points of Light: Clusters in Virgo and Fornax Dwarves"

June

   TOP

     

July

 Professors
 Barbara Anthony-Twarog  & Bruce Twarog
 University of Kansas

I. "Precision Photometry of Open Clusters: Latest Results"
II. "An Ultra-Light Telescope for Research in Astronomy"

 Dr. George Wallerstein

 University of Washington

"The Sculptor Galaxy and the Formation of the Halo"

 Mr. Juan F. Albacete C.

Universidad de La Plata, Argentina

"XMM-Newton X-Ray Observations of the Carina Nebula"

August

 Mr. Wladimir Lyra  Universidade Federal do Rio do Janeiro, Brasil

Fine Structure of the Chromospheric Activity in Solar-Type Stars: The Ha Line”

 Mr. Sergio Vera

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Caracterización del Espectrómetro Oceanoptics”

September

   TOP

 Dr. James A. Harvin  University of Delaware

"The massive Close Binary Star in Delta Orionis"

October

 Dr. Wei Zheng  Johns Hopkins University

Reionization History of Intergalactic Helium between Redshift 2 and 3: New Result from with FUSE and VLT”

 Dr. Percy Gómez

 Gemini Observatory

Sunyaev-Zeldovich Observations of Clusters of Galaxies”

 Dr. Alan Whiting

 CTIO

Presenting Scientific Results”

 Dr. Faith Vilas  NASA Johnson Space Center)

Probing Asteroid Evolution Using Reflectance Spectroscopy”

 Dr. Alistair Walker  CTIO

Wide Field Imaging of the Carina Dwarf Galaxy”

 Dr. Verne Smith  University of Texas

Comparative Chemical Evolution Beyond the Milky Way”

 Prof. Harvey Richer  University of British  Columbia

A Pulsar a Young White Dwarf and the Oldest Known Planet”

 Dr. Stuart Lumdsen

 University of Leeds, UK

Unification and Diversity in the Local AGN Population”

 Dr. Virpi Niemela  Observatorio de La Plata, Argentina

Massive Binaries with WR Spectra”

 Dr. Matthias Dietrich  Georgia State University

Quasars at High Redshifts and Early Star Formation Epochs”

 November

 Dr. Sergei Nokolaev  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Geometry of the LMC Disk: Results from MACHO and 2MASS”

December

 Miss Karen Lewis  Pennsylvania State University

The Radial Structure of SNR N103B - Relic of Explosive Nucleosynthesis?

 Dr. Rolf Chini  Bochum University, Germany

First Direct Evidence of Massive Star Formation”

 Dr. George Jacoby  WIYN Observatory

Deriving Properties of Nearby Galaxies with the WIYN Telescope

Dr. Sangeeta Malhotra

 STScI

Large Area Lyman Alpha Survey: Finding Young Galaxies in a Young Universe”

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2002

 Month

 Speaker

 Institution

 Title

January

 Dr. Solange V. Ramírez

 Cal Tech

 "Abundances in Stars from the Red Giant Branch Tip to the Near    the Main Sequence Turn Off in M71" 

 Dr. Ian Robson

 Joint Astronomy Center Hilo, U. of Hawaii

 "The SCUBA Revolution" 

February

 Dr. Norbert Hubin

 ESO

 "Adaptive Optics at ESO"

 Dr. J. Allyn Smith

 University of Wyoming

 "A Progress Report on the NOAO Survey Project: The Southern   Hemisphere u' g' r' i' z' Standard Star Network"

 Dr. Cedric Foellmi

 University of Montreal

 "Wolf-Rayet Binaries in the Magellanic Clouds: Conclusion to a    Large Spectroscopic Survey"

 Dr. Dawn Gelino

 UCSD

 "Determining the Masses of Black Holes in Soft X-Ray Transients"

 Dr. Nathan Smith

University of Minnesota

 "Outflow Velocity, Ionization, and Density in Eta Car's    Non-spherical Stellar Wind: Looking at the Star's Spectrum from    more than one Direction"

March

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 Dr. Paul Harding

Case Western Reserve University

 "Searching for Substructure in the Galactic Halo" 

 Dr. Paul J. Green

Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

 "The Chandra Multiwavelength Project: Goals and Early Results" 

 Dr. Neal Miller

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

"Radio and Optical Observations of Galaxy Evolution in Nearby   Clusters"

April

Dr. Holland Ford

Johns Hopkins University

 "The Jovian Planet Finder, A Proposal to Take a 1.5-m   Telescope to the International Space Station" 

 Dr. Paul Martini

OCIW

"The Fueling and Lifetimes of Low-Luminosity AGN"  

 Dr. Todd Boroson
Dr. Dick Shaw

NOAO

"NOAO's Data Products Program"  

 Dr. Nalin Samarasinha

NOAO

 "Cometary Nuclei: From LINEAR (C/1999 S4) to 19P/Borrelly"

 Dr. Seppo Laine

STScI

 "Nested and Single Bars in Seyfert and Non-Seyfert Galaxies" 

May

 Dr. Stephen Ridgway

 NOAO

"Future Technologies for Exo-Planet Studies: New Concepts for Terrestrial Planet Finder Missions, and High Dynamic Range Imaging with a GMST" 

 Dr. Alan Whiting

 CTIO

 "The Precision Photometry Project"

June

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 Dr. James Dunlap

 Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

"Quasars and the Formation of Elliptical Galaxies"  

 Dr. Roberto De Propris

 University of New South Wales, Australia

 "The 2dF Galaxy Red-Shift Survey: The Luminosity Function of Cluster Galaxies and its (non-) Dependence on Environment"

 Dr. Chris Phillips

 JIVE

 "Methanol Masers as Tracers of Massive Star Formation" 

 Dr. Michael Meyer

 Steward Observatory

 "The Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems: Placing Our Solar System in Context with SIRTF"

 Dr. Alan B. Whiting

 CTIO

 "Not the Hubble Tensor: Dynamic within 10 Mpc" 

July

 Dr. Michael Liu

 University of Hawaii

 "Distance and Star Formation Histories of Elliptical Galaxies from Surface Brightness Fluctuations"

August

 Dr. Katya Verner

 NASA/Goddard

"Fe+ Emitting Plasma in the Vicinity of Eta Carinae"  

 Dr. Mike Gladders

 OCIW

 "The Red-Sequence Cluster Survey" 

 Dr. Kailash C. Sahu

 STScI

 Search for Dark Matter and Extra-Solar Planets through Gravitational Microlensing

September

   TOP

 Dr. Andrei Tokovinin &  Sylvain Baumont

 CTIO

 "Turbulence Profiles Survey at Cerro Tololo" 

 Dr. John Gizis

 University of Delaware

 "Magnetic Activity in Brown Dwarfs?"

 Dr. Jill Bechtold

 Steward Observatory,  University of Arizona

 "Chandra Survey of Radio-Quiet, High Redshift Quasars"

October

 Linda Rowan

 Senior Editor, Science  Magazine

"The Future of Electronic Publishing" 

 Dr. Claus Tappert

 Universidad de  Concepción

 "The Missing Population of Cataclysmic Variables: Hidden, Gone, or Never There ?" 

 November

 Dr. Alan Whiting

 CTIO

"The Expansion of Space: Free Particle Motion and the Cosmological Redshift"  

 Dr. James De Buizer

 CTIO

 "Searching for Outflows from Young Massive Stars that are Circumstellar Disk Candidates" 

December

 Dr. Thomas Matheson

 CfA/Harvard

 "What are Type Ib and Ic Supernovae ?" 

 Dr. Chris Stubbs

University of Washington 

 "Super Macho and Supernovae: What's been going on in the CTIO Computer Room ?"

 Dr. Keivan Stassun

 University of Wisconsin

 "Observational Tests of Pre-Main-Sequence Stellar Evolution Theory: Empirical Mass Determinations of Very Young, Very Low-Mass Stars with Gemini"

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2001

 Month

 Speaker

 Institution

 Title

January

 Dr. Patrick S. Osmer  Ohio State University

 "The Evolution of Quasars and their Relation to Galaxies" 

 Dr. Mike Eracleous  Pennsylvania State Univ.

 "The Quest for the Dynamical Signature of AGN Accretion Disks"

 Dr. Robert A. Schommer  USGP Project Scientist

"Gemini Instrumentation and Update"

 Dr. Eduardo Hardy  NRAO

"ALMA"

February

 Dr. Celine d'Orgeville  Gemini

"Lasers for the Gemini Adaptive Optics Program"

 Dr. Arlin Crotts  Columbia University

"The Neighborhood of Our Backyard Supernova, SN 1987A"

March

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 Dr. Jennifer Johnson  OCIW

"Heavy Element Abundances in Metal-poor Stars and the r-process in the Early Galaxy" 

 Dr. Kaspar von Braun  University of Michigan 

"Eclipsing Binaries in Globular Clusters"

 Dr. Fred Walter  Suny SB

"The Strange (?) Star RX J185635-3754"

 Dr. Harald Ebeling  IFA, Univ. of Hawaii

"The Most Massive Clusters of Galaxies in the Universe"

 REU & PIA Students  CTIO

 "What We Did This Summer"

 Dr. Hans Zinnecker  Potsdam

"Stellar Evolution Before the Main Sequence"

 Dr. Ilona Sächting  Univ. of Central Lancashire

"Environments of Quasars in the Context of Large-scale Structure"

April

 Dr. Phil Massey  Lowell Observatory

 "Searching for (and finding!) New Wolf-Rayet Stars in the SMC"

 Dr. Andrei Tokovinin  CTIO

 "The Statistic and Formation of Multiple Stars"

 Dr. Liese Van Zee  Herzberg Institute

 "Star Formation Activity in Dwarf Galaxies"

May

 Dr. Patrick Hall  Univ. Católica de Chile

 "AGN from 2MASS Discovered at CTIO"

June

   TOP

 Dr. John Huchra  Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

 "Seeing Red: The 2 MASS Redshift Survey and the Nearby   Universe"

 Dr. Parviz Ghavamian  Rutgers University

 "Optical and X-Ray Spectra of Balmer-Dominated Supernova   Remnants"

 Dr. Chris Sneden  University of Texas
 (Dept. of Astronomy)

 "Metal-Poor Stars, Neutron-Capture Elements, and   Cosmochronometry"

 Dr. Bruno Leibundgut  ESO

 "What are Type Ia Supernovae?"

July

 Dr. Stephen Eikenberry  Cornell

 "Observing Relativistic Jet Formation in the Galactic Microquasar   GRS 1915+105"

 Dr. Elena Terlevich  INAOE, Mexico

 "Evidence for Young Stars in the Nuclei of Powerful Radio   Sources"

 Dr. Patrick Seitzer  University of Michigan

 "An Optical Survey for Space Debris with the Curtis Schmidt"

 Dr. Arlo Landolt  Louisiana State Univ.

 "An Update on Standard Star Sequences"

August

 Dr. James De Buizer  CTIO

 "Massive Star Formation: Discovery and Deception"

 Dr. Robert Millis  Lowell Observatory

 "The Deep Ecliptic Survey: Reconnaissance of the Kuiper Belt"

 Henry Lee  York University

 "The Chemical Evolution of Dwarf Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster"

 Dr. C. Robert O'Dell  Vanderbilt University

 "Structure and Age of the Orion Nebula and its Associated   Population"

September

   TOP

 Dr. Jeremy Mould  NOAO

 "White Dwarfs and Dark Matter"

 Dr. George Wallerstein  University of Washington

 "[O/Fe] in Metal-poor Stars"

 Dr. Ata Sarajedini  University of Florida

 "The Helium Burning Clump as a Distance Indicator"

October
 

 James Radomski  University of Florida

 "High Resolution Mid-Infrared Imaging of Cygnus A"

 Yaël Nazé  University of Illinois at  Urbana-Champaign

 "Bubbles Blown by Main Sequence O Stars"

 Dr. Gerald Cecil  University of North Carolina

 "High Velocity Knots in AGN Outflows: Are they Quasar   Associated-Absorbers Caught in Emission?"

 Dr. Matthew Shetrone  University of Texas

 "Constraints on Galaxy Formation from Abundance Ratios in   Nearby Galaxies"

 November

   

 

December

 Dr. Alan B. Whiting  CTIO

 "Dwarf Hunting in the Chilean Andes: A Visual Search for New   Local Group Dwarf Galaxies"

 Dr. Thomas R. Geballe  Gemini Observatory

 "Brown Dwarfs: From Speculation to Observation to   Classification"

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