If you missed Rene Ong last week at the outreach lecture you have another chance. This Monday he is giving the Physics Department Colloquium on the same Gamma Ray stuff (VERITAS) but at a more technical level.
--> Monday 4:15pm - Physics Colloquium in Pupin 428Speaker: Prof. Rene Ong, UCLA
Title: Particle Astrophysics at the TeV ScalePhysicscColloquiaSpring2011
--> Tuesday 12pm - Grad Student Pizza Lunch in Pupin 1402
--> Wednesday @ 4:15pm - Astronomy Colloquium in Pupin 428
Speaker: Ed Belbruno, Princeton
Title: Minimal Energy Transfers, Black Hole Dynamics, and Weak Stability BoundariesAstroColloquiaSpring2011
Special Guest: Joe Patterson
Friday Nov 19th
Talk to any astronomy buff and you will find that they rattle off ccd statistics like a proud parent and with the next breath tell stories about 16th century astronomers like it was yesterday. Many practice astronomy as a hobby but some are lucky enough to pursue it as a profession, leading a career full of serious research at the frontiers of astronomy while incorporating the activities that they have always loved. We were pleased to enjoy free pizza, great company, and excellent conversation with Prof. Joe Patterson, director of the Center for Backyard Astrophysics, astrophotographer and astronomy historian. We were also very happy to have Prof. David Schiminovich discuss images from Galex.