Lori Huseby is second year PhD graduate student at the University of Arizona studying Planetary Science at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. Her research mainly focuses on modeling stellar atmospheres during flaring events in addition to laboratory experiments regarding UV irradiation on exoplanet hazes. She will discuss how a haze like on our own planet can form on other planets outside of our Solar System, and how stellar flares affect these hazes over time. Lori and her colleagues have completed the first laboratory experiments subjecting exoplanet hazes to UV radiation to determine how the hazes change over time and the molecules that may be affected. The results of these experiments will have implications for HST and JWST observing campaigns and how we can interpret those results.
Special Event. Times 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
We have been invited by the Reflections of Manatee Museum to hold a stargazing event at Mineral Springs Park. The address is 1312 2nd Ave E, Bradenton Florida 34208.
1055 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. Times 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
What are solar flares and how do we detect them?
Joshua Ingram is a graduate researcher at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian and United States Quad Fellow. Joshua develops statistical and machine learning methods to detect solar flares and model their energy distributions and occurrences. He received his B.A. in Statistics & Applied Mathematics and M.S. in Applied Data Science at New College of Florida and will be pursuing his Ph.D. in Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University starting in Fall 2024. In this talk, Josh will discuss solar flares and their potential dangers to society, the data collected on these violent events, and current results and challenges in better detecting flares using machine learning methods.
On April 8th, 2024, a total solar eclipse will trace a narrow path of totality across 13 US states and we have arranged to go to Dallas, TX for the event. Dallas is on the line of 100% coverage for over 4 minutes. We have decided to add a week vacation to do some fun touristy activities before and after the event. Some should be of interest to all ages and personalities, from golfing to roller coasters, from BBQ to the oldest Tex-Mex in town, from skyscrapers to horseback. Details to follow via email.
DETAILS: $159/night +tax, 2 free breakfasts per room. You may select how many nights you want to stay.
I have a block of 10 rooms set aside – so first come first serve.
Reservations via the Crowne Plaza Hotel’s web site: https://book.passkey.com/e/50526992
To view the hotel use: https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/dallas/dalem/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-CP-_-US-_-DALEMDetails to follow.
Times 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
10299 9th Avenue Northwest Bradenton
Members will discuss their impressions and photos from the April 8th solar eclipse.