February Membership Meeting

February 02, 2018: February Membership Meeting

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
"Your Address in the Universe"
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Debbie Moran
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Topic: 
`` New Windows into the Universe: From Cosmic Dawn to Today ''
General Meeting Speaker: 
Professor Kim-Vy Tran - Texas A&M University and University of New South Wales
About the General Meeting Presentation
Since Galileo's time, our ability to study the universe has been driven by our ability to collect light from distant objects.  Due to tremendous technological advances in the last few decades, we can now study the most distant galaxies known in the universe.  In addition to seeing fainter objects at higher resolution, we can also view the universe at many different wavelengths ranging from gamma rays to
radio waves.  I highlight the major advances that have been made with, e.g. the Keck telescopes and Hubble Space Telescope, and discuss why we need to continue pushing our limits by developing and building new observatories like the Giant Magellan Telescope.


Professor Kim-Vy Tran's research focuses on how galaxies form and evolve. To study the properties of galaxies over cosmic time, Dr. Tran combines observations from space-based facilities such as the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope with observations from ground-based facilities such as the Magellan (Chile) and the Keck (Hawaii) telescopes. She and her research team connect observations of galaxies in the distant universe to understand how galaxies like our own Milky Way formed.

Parking and Directions (View Map)

Meetings are held in the Science & Research building at the University of Houston Main Campus. The novice meeting is in room 116, the general meeting is in room 117.

NOTE NEW PARKING INFORMATION: Parking is available in lot 15C. Refer to the Google Map below for directions. This parking is available from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on the Friday night of the HAS meeting.

This parking is free. If you get a notice from the UH campus police on the night of the meeting, call the UH Security office and let them know that this area has been made available on HAS meeting night by the Parking Department.

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