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  1. CTU-GSP (CTU's Ground Sphere Project): Innovation of a Low-Cost Ground Station for University Use

    February 13, 2024 10:00 AM
    Colloquia
    This multi-semester engineering project focuses on researching, designing, developing, and innovating a low budget ground station for use by Capitol Technology University (CTU) students. The project began…
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  2. A Tapestry of Gravity: LISA and the Future of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

    February 6, 2024 08:00 PM
    Lectures
    Speaker: Shane L. Larson (Northwestern University) Nearly everything we know about the universe has been discovered using photons - light in all its myriad forms. However, using advanced technology…
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  3. How Earth’s Early Oceans and Atmosphere Help Guide the Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System

    February 2, 2024 12:00 PM
    Lectures
    Life and life-sustaining environments, including oceans, have existed on a dynamic Earth for more than four billion years despite the multitude of challenges that come with stellar, solar system, and planetary…
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  4. Simulation of High-contrast Polarimetric Observations of Debris Disks with the Roman Coronagraph Instrument

    January 18, 2024 04:00 PM
    Lectures
    The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Coronagraph Instrument will enable the polarimetric imaging of debris disks and inner dust belts in the optical and near-infrared wavelengths, in addition to the high-contrast…
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  5. How to be a Scientist in a World on Fire: Rethinking Academia in a Time of Climate Crisis

    January 16, 2024 10:00 AM
    Colloquia
    To address the climate and ecological crisis, we need radical and urgent action at all levels of society. Universities are ideally positioned to lead these societal transformations, yet are largely failing…
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  6. The Enigmatic World of Brown Dwarfs: Failed Stars or Errant Planets?

    January 9, 2024 08:00 PM
    Lectures
    Speaker: Elena Manjavacas (Space Telescope Science Institute) During their formation, brown dwarfs did not manage to accrue enough mass to ignite hydrogen fusion, and hence, they are not stars. In…
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  7. On Galaxies Circumgalactic Media and Outflows

    December 6, 2023 03:00 PM
    Colloquia
    The gas reservoir around galaxies plays a fundamental, while still poorly understood, role in regulating the growth of galaxies, in establishing the scaling relation we observe among galaxies' physical…
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  8. Celebrating NASA’s 40-Year Legacy of Infrared Astronomy from Space

    December 5, 2023 08:00 PM
    Lectures
    Speakers: Robert Hurt (Caltech/IPAC) Since July 2022, the world has been amazed by the incredible fidelity of the Webb Space Telescope's infrared view of the universe. Yet 2023 also marks anniversaries…
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  9. Transits in the Roman Galactic EXoplanet Survey (TRExS): Potential Breakthroughs in Exoplanet Demographics Enabled by Roman's Unprecedented Survey Depth and Volume

    November 16, 2023 04:00 PM
    Lectures
    The Roman Galactic Bulge Time Domain Survey (GBTDS) will monitor 100s of millions of stars toward the center of the Milky Way, providing a powerful dataset that can be exploited for a number of scientific…
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  10. Improving JWST Data Products Workshop

    November 14 through 17, 2023 09:00 AM
    Workshops
    This workshop will bring together experienced JWST users who have improved, extended, or superseded the STScI calibration pipeline. The first two days will be a plenary session, where participants…
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  11. Making Astronomy Outreach Accessible

    November 7, 2023 07:30 PM
    Lectures
    Speakers: Timothy Rhue & Margaret Carruthers (Space Telescope Science Institute) The public outreach team at the Space Telescope Science Institute works to make astronomy exciting, engaging,…
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  12. The Detection of M-L-T-Y Dwarfs Belonging to our Milky Way Disks and Stellar Halo with the Roman Space Telescope

    October 19, 2023 04:00 PM
    Lectures
    How many low-mass stars are in the Milky Way? And where are these low-mass stars and free-floating planet-like objects in our Galaxy? One can use the High Latitude Survey with the Roman Space Telescope…
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  13. YAE In-Person Family STEM Forum

    October 12, 2023 05:00 PM
    Community Events
    Please join us in-person to learn more about astronomy during our Youth for Astronomy and Engineering Program event "Family STEM Forum" followed by an opportunity to engage in hands-on activities…
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  14. Exoplanet Characterization from JWST

    October 6, 2023 12:00 PM
    Lectures
    We are now one full year into the era of JWST, NASA’s flagship observatory and the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. Exoplanet characterization has historically been dominated by space-based…
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  15. Webb's View of Galaxies Over Time

    October 3, 2023 08:00 PM
    Lectures
    Speaker: Nimisha Kumari (Space Telescope Science Institute) The Webb Space Telescope is the most powerful observatory ever launched into space. With its unprecedented infrared imaging and spectroscopic…
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