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.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Python - Because It's Better workshop Oct 10-12 led by Natalie Hinkel (Postdoc, NExScI) and Tim Morton (Graduate Student, Astronomy). We will prove to you why python is great, show you how to set up and install, and walk you through important astronomy-oriented tools like plotting and data analysis in hands-on sessions. Essentially, we will give you the tools to go out into the world and be a python-coding machine. And for those of you with working IDL/Fortran/etc. routines that you don't want to re-write, there are python-wrapping modules that incorporate what you've already done! No more reinventing the wheel!! Workshop Schedule (held in Cahill 219): Wed 10/10: 11a-12p -- Introduction Thurs 10/11: 1p-3p -- Plotting Fri 10/12: 12:30p-2:30p -- Data Analysis
The Carnegie Hubble Program is a Warm Spitzer program designed to measure the Hubble constant to an accuracy of 3%. I will discuss the details of the program - from the Galactic Cepheid calibration to the Tully Fisher relation, emphasising how the unique properties of Spitzer make it ideal for a task such as this. I will introduce our new Spitzer program - the Carnegie RR Lyrae Program - discussing how it complements the CHP in terms of the time scales and objects studied.