Carl Melis speaks in the UCSD Astrophysics Seminar

Dr. Carl Melis, CASS and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, will be giving the UCSD Astrophysics Seminar on Wednesday April 24th at 4pm in the Marlar Seminar Room.  Carl will speak about his research measuring an accurate distance to Pleiades stars using radio astrometry.

Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi to give CASS Journal Club

Graduate student Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi will be speaking about her research on very low mass spectral binaries at our CASS Journal Club this Friday April 26th at 12pm in the Marlar Seminar Room.

Adam Burgasser speaks at AstroCamp

Adam Burgasser gave a presentation about brown dwarfs to the staff of Astrocamp on Thursday April 18th. Astrocamp is a camp immersion program in Idyllwild that engages boys and girls ages 8-17 in physical science, astronomy and exploration of the Universe.  Students learn to build rockets, use various telescopes, perform various lab activities and even learn to scuba dive. The staff, who typically have astronomy or physics Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, were an expert audience, and Adam led them in a classification exercise in which they independently organized the M, L and T spectral classes.

Adam Burgasser gives the UCSD Physics Colloquium

Assoc. Prof. Adam Burgasser is giving the UCSD Physics Colloquium on Thursday April 11th at 4pm in Garren Auditorium.  The title of his talk is “FIRE & Ice: The Discovery and Astrophysical Implications of Room-Temperature Brown Dwarfs”.