Department Events


Astro Night - August 4th

Thu, Aug 4, 2016, 7:45 pm to 10:15 pm

Campbell Hall

Andrew Siemion (UCB - Breakthrough Listen)

Astro Night is a free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazings using our fleet of telescopes, including our 17-inch telescope located in our roof-top observatory, in addition to attending a lecture from one of our many researchers. Official date may vary to accommodate weather conditions.

 

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Astro Night - July 7th

Thu, Jul 7, 2016, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Campbell Hall

Ryan Trainor (UCB)

Astro Night is a free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazings using our fleet of telescopes, including our 17-inch telescope located in our roof-top observatory, in addition to attending a lecture from one of our many researchers. Official date may vary to accommodate weather conditions.

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Astro Night - June 2nd

Thu, Jun 2, 2016, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Campbell Hall

Eliot Quataert (UCB)

Astro Night is a free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazings using our fleet of telescopes, including our 17-inch telescope located in our roof-top observatory, in addition to attending a lecture from one of our many researchers. Official date may vary to accommodate weather conditions.

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De-projecting astronomical surveys

Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm

131 Campbell Hall

Brice Menard (JHU)

Observations of celestial objects are inherently a 2D mapping on the sphere but astrophysical studies usually require the knowledge of 3D positions. For most extragalactic sources, this estimation relies on photometric redshifts which require strong assumptions and can lead to catastrophic failures. In this talk I will show how it is possible to use clustering measurements to infer redshifts …

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Astro Night - May 5th

Thu, May 5, 2016, 7:45 pm to 10:15 pm

Campbell Hall

Lauren Weiss (UCB)

Astro Night is a free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazings using our fleet of telescopes, including our 17-inch telescope located in our roof-top observatory, in addition to attending a lecture from one of our many researchers. Official date may vary to accommodate weather conditions.

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Agnostic Approaches to Gravity

Tue, May 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm

131 Campbell Hall

Tessa Baker (Oxford/Penn)

The past decade has witnessed an explosion in the number of alternative gravity theories in the literature. Unfortunately, progress in testing these theories against cosmological data and eliminating them has been much slower. This has left us uncertain which direction in the ‘theory landscape’ is most worthy of our attention. I’ll present a new, theoretically consistent …

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