This is the sharpest image ever taken by ALMA — sharper than is routinely achieved in visible light with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. It shows the protoplanetary disc surrounding the young star HL Tauri.
Exoplanets are being discovered from near and far, and one way to learn more about how these planets form is to study the disk of gas and dust from which they form.
Join the Boise State Physics Department on Friday, Oct 6 at 7:30p in the Multi-Purpose Classroom Building, room 101 to hear Prof. Hannah Jang-Condell of the University of Wyoming discuss her cutting-edge research on these protoplanetary disks and how the telescopes at University of Wyoming are being used to better understand and characterize exoplanets.
At 8:30p after the presentation, we will stargaze on the roof of the Brady Street Parking Garage, weather permitting.
The event is free and open to the public.
Wonderful event last Friday. Prof. Katie Devine talked about star formation and radio astronomy, engaging the crowd of a few dozen with anecdotes and rapid-fire wit. After the presentation, we enjoyed the beautiful evening weather and found the Sun, the Moon, and Jupiter in our telescopes.
I’ve posted her presentation below.
What do “bubbles” and “yellowballs” have to do with star formation? Identified in mid-infrared Galactic plane surveys, these objects are both named for their appearance in infrared wavelengths.
Join the Boise State Physics Department and College of Idaho Prof. Katie Devine on Friday, June 2 at 7:30p to learn about the role they may play in triggering new star formation, and the work being done to explore this role.
The lecture will take place in the Multi-Purpose Classroom Building, room 101. After the lecture (assuming clear weather), we’ll move to the top of the Brady Garage to do some stargazing.
Contact Prof. Brian Jackson (email@example.com) with questions.