Category: Interesting activity


Watch DiRAC Scientists on the Asteroid Day TV

Last year, Asteroid Day celebrated their Fifth anniversary, with events in 192 countries. In the next few days, Asteroid Day TV is broadcasting asteroid related programming from Discovery Science, TED, IMAX, BBC, CNN, The European Space Agency (ESA), the European…

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DIRAC & Astronomy on Tap Seattle Present: ASTRONOMY AT HOME

Streaming from DIRAC YouTube channel https://dirac.us/yt

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2020-5-14 Colloquium: Abigail Stevens

When: Thursday, May 14th, 2020 @ 3:30pm Where: via ZOOM Meeting PW:  505387 Meeting Link:  https://washington.zoom.us/j/98852018851?pwd=OG8zK0s4ZlBLeXhYZGNjZE84SkNaQT09 Meeting ID: 988 5201 8851 Mapping Matter in Strong Gravity: Spectral-Timing of Black Holes and Neutron Stars One of the best laboratories to study strong-field gravity is the…

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Photometric Redshifts with the LSST II: The Impact of Near-Infrared and Near-Ultraviolet Photometry

Published paper includes contribution from DIRAC Researchers: Graham Melissa, Connolly Andrew, Morrison Christopher B., Ivezić Željko, Daniel Scott, Jones R. Lynne, Jurić Mario, Yoachim Peter, Bryce Kalmbach J. Published Date: April 2020. Abstract Accurate photometric redshift (photo-zz) estimates are essential…

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2020-3-09 Seminar: Angus Wright

When: CANCELLED Monday, March 9th, 2020 @ 12:30pm  Where: PAB, 6th Floor, eScience Studio, Seminar Rm. Optimising Direct Redshift Calibration for Tomographic Cosmic Shear Comparisons between cosmological parameters from tomographic cosmic shear measurements and the cosmic microwave background reveal some tension…

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2020-2-10 Seminar: Stephanie Juneau

When: Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 12:30pm   Where: PAA, Room A214 The Influence of Giant Black Holes on the Fate of Galaxies, Stephanie Juneau (NSF’s OIR Lab) Supermassive black holes – with masses of millions to billions of times that…

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Astro Machine Learning

The astroML project was started in 2012 to accompany the book Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy, by Željko Ivezić, Andrew Connolly, Jacob Vanderplas, and Alex Gray.  The astroML Python package is publicly available and designed as a…

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KBMOD: Kernel Based Moving Object Detection

Searching for faint Solar System objects Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) are a population of Solar System objects that exist beyond the orbit of Neptune. Finding these objects is important because understanding their true distribution teaches us about the formation history…

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ADAM: Asteroid Decision Analysis and Mapping

The increased number of asteroid discoveries over the past few decades as well as the expectation that the number of known asteroids will increase by five times when the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST; https://www.lsst.org/) is expected to come online…

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THOR: Tracklet-less Heliocentric Orbit Recovery

Key Points: Discovering Solar System small bodies (asteroids and comets) is not easy Currently deployed algorithms impose a strict constraint on how telescopes operate and what datasets can be used to discover these objects Tracklet-less Heliocentric Orbit Recovery (THOR) is…

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