IPAC organizes and hosts a number of meetings and conferences.
IPAC hosts seminars every Wednesday from 12-1pm in IPAC's Large Conference Room (102) except where noted. Directions can be found on the visitor information page. Pizza and soda are available for purchase at a modest fee. Some weeks, the Time Domain Forum talk (which is not a lunch talk) is held on Thursday afternoons at 2:30 pm.
To receive seminar notification emails, you may sign up here. If you are interested in presenting a talk or seminar, please contact Peter Capak (Extragalactic), or Stephen Kane (Galactic/Solar System/Exoplanets). To present at the Time Domain Forum, contact Luisa Rebull.
Here is a partial list of astronomy-related talks in Pasadena:
- Caltech Astronomy Tea Talk (Mondays, 4pm)
- Caltech DPS Division Seminar (Mondays, 4pm)
- IR/sub-mm/mm Sack lunch series (Tuesdays, 12:15pm)
- Carnegie Colloquia series (Tuesdays, 4pm)
- Caltech Astronomy Colloquia (Wednesdays, 4pm)
- Caltech Physics Research Conference (Thursdays, 4pm)
- Carnegie Lunch Talk Series (Fridays, 12:15pm)
Special Note: For more astronomy related talks around Pasadena, check the following list maintained by IPAC scientist Solange Ramirez.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Astro2010 Decadal Survey gave its highest recommendation in the large-scale space mission category to WFIRST, a Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope with both imaging and spectroscopy capabilities. The science made possible by such a facility reaches across many disciplines from dark energy to exoplanets to deep surveys. The proposed mission will conduct microlensing observations of stars in the galactic bulge, near-IR surveys of thousands of square degrees to magnitudes limits of AB ~25, spectroscopic measurements of a hundred million galaxies to redshift accuracy of ~0.1% and precision supernova observations into the near-IR of thousands of events. It will be a powerful tool for the astronomical community. The purpose of this workshop is to inform the community of the planned capabilities and gather input for defining the mission and its science.