Brian Fry Presentation on Supernovae

March 3rd, 2015

Abstract: Supernovae (SNe) occur at a rate of ~1-3 per century in the Milky Way. It is reasonable to expect that in the lifetime of Earth, at least one (if not several) SNe have occurred within 100 pc of Earth, presenting an opportunity for a SN to produce measureable effects on Earth. Iíll discuss terrestrial 60Fe evidence for such a nearby event and examine possible sources for the 60Fe signal to include not only Core-Collapse SNe, but also Electron-Capture SNe, Thermonuclear/Type Ia SNe, Kilonovae/Neutron-Star Mergers, and Super-Asymptotic Giant Branch stars. Iíll also present a number of factors that influence the signal from an extra-solar source to include uptake and dust filtering and identify constraints to apply to each possible source in order to identify the most likely progenitor of the 60Fe signal.

2015 Icko Iben Lecture
"What Scientists Know About the Big Bang"

The UIUC Astronom Department will be hosting the 2015 Icko Iben Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Astronomy that will be delivered by Dr. John E. Carlstrom, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Professor of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Physics at the University of Chicago, and deputy director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics.

Professor Carlstrom's lecture will be at 7:00pm on March 4th in Lincoln Hall Theater. Read more...

UIAS Club Meeting

The next club meeting will be on
Tuesday, March 3rd, at 7:00pm in room 134 Astronomy Building.

UIAS Observatory Open House

Our next observatory open house will be during EOH weekend,
Friday, March 13th, at 7-9pm.
Here's to clear skies! More info...

Engineering Open House

We will be having solar observing at the observatory during EOH on
Friday March 13, and Saturday March 14.

UIAS Member Event

UIAS will be taking a trip to the dark site on Saturday, March 7th. If it's cloudy, we will not be going. More information will be emailed to club members.

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