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Seminars and Events

Boise State University Department of Physics

First Friday Astronomy

Line Up:

Events:

Please join us for the First Friday Astronomy Event on
Friday, October 1, 7:30pm

Dr. Yao-Yuan Mao, NASA Einstein Fellow, Rutgers University
will present:
“Dark Matter: The Invisible Nests of Galaxies”

Online lecture begins at 7:30pm MDT – http://boi.st/astrobroncoslive
Donate at give.boisestate.edu/astronomy

 

 

Previous Events:

Please join us for the First Friday Event:
Friday, September 3, 7:30pm

Dr. Lori Fenton

 

Dr. Lori Fenton, SETI Institute, will present:

“How Wind Sculpts a Planetary Surface”

Online lecture begins at 7:30pm MDT – http://boi.st/astrobroncoslive
Donate at give.boisestate.edu/astronomy

Image of Mars Surface

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please join us for the First Friday Event:
Friday, August 6, 7:30pm

Prof. Heidi Wu, Physics Department, Boise State University will present:

“Galaxy Clusters: The Giants in the Universe”

Online lecture begins at 7:30pm MDT – http://boi.st/astrobroncoslive
Donate at give.boisestate.edu/astronomy

Prof Heidi Wu over image of Galaxy Clusters

 

 

 

Please join us for the First Friday Event:
Friday, July 2, 7:30pm

Dr. Steve Swanson, Boise State University & NASA Astronaut Corps
will be our speaker.

Online lecture begins at 7:30pm MDT – http://boi.st/astrobroncoslive
Donate at give.boisestate.edu/astronomy

Flyer for First Friday Astronomy Event

Please join us for the First Friday Event:
Friday, June 4, 7:30pm

Dr. Yi-Kuan Chiang, Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics, The Ohio State University, will present:

“How Dark is the Universe?”

Online lecture begins at 7:30pm MDT – http://boi.st/astrobroncoslive
Donate at give.boisestate.edu/astronomy

how dark is the universe flyer FFA

Please join us for the First Friday Event on
Friday, May 7, 7:30pm

Prof. Travis Longcore, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, will present:
“Light Pollution in the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve”

Online lecture begins at 7:30pm MDT – https://tinyurl.com/astrobroncoslive
Donate at give.boisestate.edu/astronomy


Please join us online for the First Friday Astronomy Event:
Friday, April 2, 7:30pm

Dr. Ami Choi, Department of Physics, Ohio State University, will present:
“Seeing the Dark Side of the Universe through Cosmic Lenses”

Online lecture begins at 7:30pm MDT – http://www.astrojack.com/ffa-cosmic-lenses/
Donate at give.boisestate.edu/astronomy


Please join us online for the First Friday Astronomy Event:
Friday, March 5, 7:30pm

Prof. Lindy Elkins-Tanton, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, will present:
“Psyche: Journey to a Metallic World”

Online lecture begins at 7:30pm MDT – http://www.astrojack.com/ffa-psyche/
Donate at give.boisestate.edu/astronomy


Please join us for the First Friday Astronomy Event on
Friday, February 5, 7:30pm

Lisa Grossman, Astronomy Writer at Science News, will present:
“How to Talk So Science Journalists Will Listen”

Online lecture begins at 7:30pm MDT – http://www.astrojack.com/ffa-science-journalists/
Donate at give.boisestate.edu/astronomy

Lisa Grossman - 2021 Feb 5 - Poster

Please join us online for the First Friday Astronomy Event:
Friday, January, 1, 7:30pm

Prof. Brian Jackson, Department of Physics, Boise State University, will present on:
“The Discovery of Neptune”

Online lecture begins at 7:30pm MDT – http://www.astrojack.com/ffa-neptune/
Donate at give.boisestate.edu/astronomy


Please join us online for the First Friday Astronomy Event:
Friday, December 4, 7:30pm

Dr. Cathy Olkin, Southwest Research Institute, will present on:

“NASA’s Lucy Mission: 1 Spacecraft, 7 Trojan Asteroids, 12 years”

Online lecture begins 7:30pm MT http://www.astrojack.com/ffa-lucy-mission/
Donate at give.boisestate.edu/astronomy


Please join us online for the First Friday Astronomy Event on
Friday, November 6, 7:30pm

Prof. Barbara Ryden, Dept. of Astronomy at The Ohio State University, will present on:
“A Practical Guide to Time Travel”

Online lecture begins 7:30pm MT http://www.astrojack.com/ffa-time-travel/
Donate at give.boisestate.edu/astronomy

Darci Snowden - 2020 Sep 4 - Poster

Please join us online for the First Friday Astronomy Event:
Friday, October 2, 7:30pm

Dr. Laura Mayorga, Space Telescope Science Institute will present on:
“The Solar System Laboratory: A Testbed for Exoplanet Studies”

Online lecture begins 7:30pm MT http://www.astrojack.com/ffa-solar-system-lab
Donate at give.boisestate.edu/astronomy

Darci Snowden - 2020 Sep 4 - Poster

Online Colloquium Series

Friday September 4, 2020 at 3:00PM to 4:00PM

Prof. Darci Snowden
Dept. of Physics, Central Washington University

“Titan’s Enigmatic Upper Atmosphere and its Interaction with Saturn’s Magnetosphere”

ABSTRACT: Titan orbits at the edge of a region of space altered by Saturn’s magnetic field, known as Saturn’s magnetosphere. In this talk, she will review how planetary atmospheres are altered by their space environment. She will also discuss some of the most exciting discoveries from the Cassini mission: like the discovery of massive organic ions at much higher altitudes in Titan’s atmosphere than expected. Finally, Prof. Snowden will show how she uses computer models and data from Cassini to understand how Saturn’s magnetosphere affects the structure, energetics, and chemistry of Titan’s thermosphere.

Join us online via Zoom. The pass code is 393953.

The session was recorded and available via YouTube.