1999 - Astronomy

Yale Astronomy Department Reunion
November 12 - 14, 1999

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM


Friday, November 12


4:00 - 6:00 pm

Open house and informal tours of the department's new student observatory and the WIYN remote observing system

Josiah Willard Gibbs Research Laboratories

           
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Reception

Peabody Museum, Hall of Birds, 3rd Floor
           

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Welcoming remarks and opening address

Peabody Museum Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Charles Bailyn '81
Chairman, Yale Department of Astronomy

Susan Hockfield,
Dean, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

My First Meeting with Pierre Demarque: Yale Astrophysics "Before" and "After"
Dorrit Hoffleit
Senior Research Astronomer
Yale Department of Astronomy
           

8 pm

Dinner

Peabody Museum, Hall of Dinosaurs, 1st Floor

 


Saturday, November 13, 1999


8:00 - 9:00 am    

Continental breakfast

Luce Hall Common Room, 2nd Floor

           
9:00 - 10:15 am

Yale Astronomy: Present and Future

Luce Hall Auditorium, 1st Floor

A panel of current faculty and students

           
10:15 - 11:00 am

Coffee Break

Luce Hall Common Room, 2nd Floor

           
11:00 - 11:45 am

Perspectives on Yale Astronomy in the Past

Luce Hall Auditorium, 1st Floor
           
The Yale Astronomy Department in 1949
George Preston '52
Carnegie Observatories
           
The Yale Astronomy Department in 1969: 1 A.D.
James Heasley '73 PhD
University of Hawaii
           
Computing Stellar Models: The Early Days
Pierre Demarque
Munson Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy Emeritus
Yale University
           
Modem?? What's a Modem??
Charles Bailyn '81
Yale University

           
11:45 - 12:30 pm

New Frontiers in Astronomy

Luce Hall Auditorium, 1st Floor
           
NASA's Astrobiology Program
Douglas A. O'Handley '67 PhD
Director, Ames Astrobiology Academy
NASA
           
Solar Variability and Climate Change
Sabatino Sofia '63, '66 PhD
Yale University
           
Science Teaching: A Critical Responsibility
David Pierce '66 PhD
El Camino College

           
12:30 - 2:00 pm   

Buffet Lunch

Luce Hall Common Room, 2nd Floor

           
2:00 - 3:20 pm

Scientific workshop:

"Challenges in Stellar Evolution for the 21st Century."

Luce Hall Auditorium, 1st Floor
           
The Newest Yale Isochrones
Yong-Cheol Kim '93 PhD
Yonsei University
           
Ages of Globular Clusters
Brian Chaboyer '93 PhD
Dartmouth College
           
Population III Stars
Volker Bromm
current graduate student
Yale Department of Astronomy
           
Stellar Seismology
David Guenther '83 PhD
St. Mary's College

           
3:20 - 3:40 pm

Coffee break

Luce Hall Common Room, 2nd Floor

       
3:40 - 4:40 pm    

Scientific workshop, continued

Luce Hall Auditorium,1st Floor
           
Chromospheric and Coronal Physics
Peter Ulmschneider '66 PhD
University of Heidelberg
           
The Solar/Stellar Connection
Marc Pinsonneault '88 PhD
Ohio State University
           
Population Synthesis in Elliptical Galaxies
Sukyoung Yi '96 PhD
California Institute of Technology

           
6:30 pm

Reception and Dinner

Donaldson Commons, Yale School of Management

 


Sunday, November 14, 1999


8:00 - 9:00 am

Continental breakfast

Luce Hall Common Room, 2nd Floor

           
9:00 am - 10:40

Scientific workshop: "Challenges in Stellar Evolution for the 21st Century."

Luce Hall Auditorium, 1st Floor
           
Blue Metal-Poor Halo Stars
George Preston '52
Carnegie Observatories
           
Evolution of the Galactic Halo
Robert Zinn '74 PhD
Yale University
           
Building the Galactic Halo
Dana Dinescu '98 PhD
University of Virginia
           
Red Clump Stars in Open Clusters
Ata Sarajedini '86, '92 PhD
Wesleyan University
           
Rotation of Cluster Stars
Sydney Barnes '90, '98 PhD
Lowell Observatory and University of Wisconsin

           
10:40 - 11

Coffee break

Luce Hall Common Room, 2nd Floor
           

11:00 - 12:20    

Scientific workshop, continued

Luce Hall Auditorium,1st Floor
           
Light Elements: A Common Thread for Stellar Interiors, Chemical Evolution, and Big Bang Cosmology
Constantine Deliyannis '90 PhD
Indiana University
           
Astronometry and Stellar Masses
Elliott Horch '89 MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
           
Brown Dwarfs
John Gizis '92
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
           
From Stellar Evolution to Global Change
Michael Prather '69, '76 PhD
University of California, Irvine
             
 

12:20 - 1:45    

Buffet Luncheon

Luce Hall Common Room, 2nd Floor

 

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