University of Hawaii Instutute for Astronomy


* C = Colloquium
   L = Lunchtime Seminar

Colloquia are held in the IfA Auditorium at 3:30 pm, with refreshments served at 3:15 pm, unless otherwise noted. Lunch talks are usually held in the IfA Auditorium at 12:30 pm. e-mail: Dave Sanders
             (Colloquium Chair) 

Colloquia: Fall 2002

Wed 28th Aug  Jay van Delden Univ of Arizona  Polarimetry with an Ortho-Babinet Polarization-Interogating Filter 
Thu 29th Aug  Sara Seager Institute for Advanced Study  Characterizing Extrasolar Planets 
Tue 3rd Sep  Martin Merck Inst. for Theoretical Physics & Astrophysics
Wuerzburg, Germany 
MAGIC: An Instrument for Ground-Based Gamma-Ray-Astronomy 
Wed 11th Sep  John Lacy Univ of Texas, Austin  Observations of Interstellar Molecules with a Novel Infrared Spectrograph 
Wed 25th Sep  Jean-Charles Cuillandre CFHT  An Introductory Talk on Digital Imaging at CFHT 
Thu 26th Sep  Elizabeth Barrett & Michael Connelley IfA  11.00 am  Astronomy 699 presentations
Note change of time 
Mon 30th Sep  Michael Meyer Univ of Arizona  Structure and Evolution of Circumstellar Disks Around Young Stars: Placing Our Solar System in Context 
Thu 3rd Oct  Tom Soifer Caltech  SIRTF: NASA's Infrared Great Observatory 
Mon 7th Oct  Doug Finkbeiner Princeton Univ  Measuring Interstellar Dust Properties with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey 
Mon 7th Oct  Wolfgang Duschl Univ of Heidelberg, Germany  The Formation and the Feeding of Super-Massive Black Holes in the Young Universe 
Thu 10th Oct  Dennis Crabtree Dominion Astrophysical Observatory  Canadian Large Optical Telescope Studies 
Fri 11th Oct  Richard Ellis Caltech  The Assembly History of Elliptical Galaxies 
Wed 16th Oct  Sergei Vorontsov Astronomy Unit, Queen Mary, University of London  Helioseismic Measurements of Solar Internal Rotation and its Variations with Solar Activity 
Wed 23rd Oct  Nick Kaiser IfA  Pan-STARRS Information Talk 
Wed 23rd Oct  Chancellor Peter Englert UH-Manoa  Special Colloquium; 4:30pm  A Vision for the IfA 
Wed 30th Oct  Art Wolfe U.C. San Diego  CII* Absorption in Damped Lyman Alpha Systems: A New Window on the Star Formation History and Multi-phase Structure of Protogalaxies 
Fri 1st Nov  Subu Mohanty CfA  Brown Dwarfs and Planetary-Mass Candidates in Upper Scorpius: A Test of Evolutionary Models through High-Resolution Spectral Analysis 
Mon 4th Nov  Saurabh Jha U.C. Berkeley  Exploding Stars, Near and Far 
Wed 6th Nov  Ann Zabludoff Univ of Arizona  A Census of Poor Groups: Hot Gas, Cold Gas, and Galaxies 
Wed 13th Nov  Dave Jewitt IfA  L (postponed)  The Hangzhou Tidal Bore 
Thu 14th Nov  Phil Goode NJIT and Big Bear Solar Observatory  Sunshine, Earthshine and Climate 
Fri 15th Nov  Steve Chesley Jet Propulsion Lab, Caltech  Early Detection of Hazardous Near-Earth Asteroid Encounters 
Mon 18th Nov  Brenda Matthews U. C. Berkeley  Magnetic Fields in Star-Forming Molecular Clouds: Ongoing Results from SCUBA Polarimetry 
Thu 21st Nov  Henrik Spoon Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
Groningen, The Netherlands 
An icy view of ULIRGs 
Fri 6th Dec  James Larkin U.C. Los Angeles  Galaxy Evolution at the Keck Diffraction Limit 
Wed 11th Dec  Alex Filippenko U.C. Berkeley  The Lick Observatory Supernova Search with the Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope, and Studies of Nearby Supernovae 
Fri 13th Dec  Sun Kwok Univ of Calgary, Canada  The Synthesis of Organic Compounds in the Circumstellar Environment 

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