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2021 SDAA Banquet

The SDAA banquet is scheduled for February 20th from 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM and we’d love for you to join us!  Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, we’ll be holding the event via Zoom, but we’re still going to offer dinner, a great guest speaker, and our very own Mike Chasin as Master of …

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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.”

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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