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Friday Scientific Lunch Talks

Friday Scientific Lunch Talks are held each Friday at 12 pm in the NOIRLab-Tucson Main Conference Room at 950 N. Cherry Avenue. Please contact Chien-Hsiu Lee ( and Emma Beasor ( if you would like to make a presentation.

Aug 28, 2020
  • Narsireddy Anugu, Steward
    CHARA/MIRC-X - a six telescope interferometric imager and early science results
  • Susanna Kohler, AAS Nova
    Who is responsible for communicating science?
Sep 04, 2020
  • John Wu, JHU/STScI
    Insights on galaxy evolution and morphology from deep learning
Sep 11, 2020
  • Richard Green, Steward
    Conclusions from the Satellite Constellations 1 Workshop
Sep 18, 2020
  • Kishalay De, Caltech
    The dawn of wide-field infrared time domain astronomy with Palomar Gattini-IR
  • Open
Sep 25, 2020
  • Ricardo Salinas, Gemini Observatory/NSF's NOIRLab
    A new look at a neglected stellar pulsator
Oct 02, 2020
  • Open
  • Open
Oct 09, 2020
  • Ryan Keenan, Steward
    Quantifying Effects of Cosmic Variance and Measurement Bias on our Understanding of the Cosmic Abundance of Molecular Gas
  • Open
Oct 16, 2020
  • Open
Oct 23, 2020
  • Carlos Scheidegger, U. Arizona Computer Science
    Three Interactive Pieces on Dimensionality Reduction
Oct 30, 2020
  • Frank Timmes, ASU
    On Publishing in the AAS Journals (as an author)
Nov 06, 2020
  • Meng Sun, UW-Madison
    WOCS 5379: How this blue straggler - white dwarf system improved our understanding of mass transfer in binaries
Nov 13, 2020
  • Connie Walker, NOIRLab
    The Dark and Quiet Skies Workshop -- Protecting our Astronomical Research
  • Open
Nov 20, 2020
  • David Martinez, IAA-CSIC
    Stellar Tidal Streams outside the Local Group
  • Open
Nov 27, 2020
  • None (No FLASH -- Thanksgiving)
Dec 04, 2020
  • Christian Aganze, UCSD
    Searching for Distant Ultracool Dwarfs in Deep HST/WFC3 Surveys
  • Tod Lauer, NSF's NOIRLab
    New Horizons Observations of the Cosmic Optical Background
Dec 11, 2020
  • Open
Dec 18, 2020
  • None (No FLASH -- Holiday break)
Dec 25, 2020
  • None (No FLASH -- Holiday break)
Jan 01, 2021
  • None (No FLASH -- Holiday break)
Jan 08, 2021
  • Pablo Arrabal Haro, NOIRLab
    Search for and characterization of high-z LAEs and LBGs in the SHARDS survey
Jan 15, 2021
  • None (AAS meeting)
Jan 22, 2021
  • Joan Najita, NOIRLab
    How Do Disks Accrete? Gemini/TEXES Spectroscopy of a Young Protoplanetary Disk
Jan 29, 2021
  • Open
Feb 05, 2021
  • Christine O'Donnell, ASU
    Culturally Responsive Astronomy Education: Using a Critical Lens to Promote Equity and Social Justice
Feb 12, 2021
  • Ted Mackereth, University of Toronto
    A `Genetic’ approach to constraining the assembly of the Milky Way
Feb 19, 2021
  • Sixiang Wen, Steward
    Mass, Spin and Ultralight Boson Constraints from the Intermediate Mass Black Hole in the Tidal Disruption Event 3XMM J215022.4-055108
Feb 26, 2021
  • None (Rodeo day)
Mar 05, 2021
  • Morten Andersen, NOIRLab
    Uncovering the properties of massive star clusters in their formation and early evolution through near-infrared high spatial resolution imaging.
Mar 12, 2021
  • Kevin Napier, University of Michigan
    No Evidence for Orbital Clustering in the Extreme Trans-Neptunian Objects
Mar 19, 2021
  • Chris Agostino, Indiana University
    Physical drivers of emission-line diversity of AGN with removed star formation contributions
Mar 26, 2021
  • Emma Beasor, NOIRLab
    The Age of Westerlund 1 Revisited
Apr 02, 2021
  • None (Spring Day)
Apr 09, 2021
  • Elon Price, Fisk/Vanderbilt
    Modeling Innermost Flow Geometry of SgrA* for next generation Event Horizon Telescope (ngEHT) Observations
Apr 16, 2021
  • Lauren Corlies, Rubin Observatory
    The Rubin Observatory EPO Program and Creating for Your Audience
Apr 23, 2021
  • Sailee Sawant, Florida Institute of Technology
    Charge Injection Device Extreme Contrast Imaging of the Sirius Field
Apr 30, 2021
  • Sinan Deger, Caltech
    Exploration of Quantitative Morphologies for Compact Star Clusters in PHANGS-HST
May 07, 2021
  • Michael Hardegree-Ullman, UArizona
    Preliminary Results from Survey of Extended HI Disks Around Nearby Galaxies
May 14, 2021
  • None (No Flash - U of A Commencement)

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