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February 17, 2021 Program Meeting

Speaker: Jimmy Lilly – Steward Observatory Topic: Identifying Prestellar Cores in Molecular Clouds Jimmy Lilly was a 2019-2020 Lucas Scholarship recipient and majored in Astronomy / Physics. He graduated in May 2020. He works with Yancy Shirley from the Department of Astronomy on “Characterizing Physical Properties Associated with Hierarchical Structure in Star-Forming Regions.” You can …

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January 20, 2021 Program Meeting

Speaker: Maria Galloway-Sprietsma – Steward Observatory Topic: Pulsar Timing Maria Galloway-Sprietsma is a Lucas Scholarship recipient 2020-2021. She is working with Dr. Yancy Shirley, Steward Observatory on a study of deuterated ammonia (NH2D) in star-forming region Cepheus L1251. They hope to explore the possibilities of using deuterated ammonia as a dense gas tracer, and believe …

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August 19, 2020 Program

Speaker: Dr. Nicholas Galitzki ( UCSD)  Topic: Cosmic Microwave Background at the Simons Observatory   Dr. Nicholas Galitzki began his astronomy career at the California Institute of Technology where he earned his B.S. in astrophysics in 2008. While at Caltech he was involved in two research projects, one with a lunar seismometer developed at the Jet …

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2020 SDAA Banquet

This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Vishnu Reddy, Associate Professor of planetary sciences at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona. The presentation will be held in the Nat’s theater, which has a state-of-the-art sound and video system. The topic is titled “Planetary Defense: Surveying the skies for killer asteroids” and should be very …

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