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Ordinary Meeting: "The Universe from Space"

Friday 22nd May 2015 - 8:00pm
Topic:  The Universe from Space
Speaker:  Dr.  Daniela Calzetti, University of Massachusetts
Venue: Epping Creative Centre - 26 Stanley Road, Epping

Over the past couple of decades Astronomy and our understanding of the
Universe have been fundamentally changed by a wealth of space facilities,
including the Hubble Space Telescope, the Infrared Space Observatory,
and the Chandra Space Observatory, and continuing in more recent
years with the Spitzer and Herschel Space Telescopes, and GALEX, in
addition to smaller missions. These facilities have offered humanity
a previously unexplored (and unthinkable) window into the far reaches
of our Cosmos. I review some of the salient results that have come
from these telescopes, which are springboards for new discoveries
to come with future facilities.


Daniela Calzetti is a Professor of Astronomy at the University of
Massashusetts, Amherst (USA). Her scientific interests include the
investigation of star formation and of the properties of the interstellar
medium in nearby galaxies, which she uses to further our understanding
of galaxy evolution. Before joining the University of Massachusetts, she
was an Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which operates
the Hubble. Through this association and her science interests, she has
used many of the astronomical space facilities launched over the past
~20 years, including the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope,
the Herschel Space Telescope, in addition to data from smaller missions
(IUE, ISO, GALEX, etc.). She was the Blaauw Professor at the University
of Groningen (The Netherlands) in 2013, and was a Raymond and Beverley
Sackler Distinguished Visitor at the Institute of Astronomy,
University of Cambridge (UK) in 2014. Since October 2014, she is a Lifetime
Overseas Fellow of the Churchill College, Cambridge (UK). At the University
of Massachusetts, she received the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in
Research and Creative Activity in 2013, and has been awarded the Samuel F.
Conti Faculty Fellowship for the academic year 2015-2016.

Event Date: 
Friday, 22 May, 2015 - 20:00
Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping NSW

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