Astronomy Colloquium for 2019-10-09

Series: Astronomy Colloquium
Date: Wednesday 09-Oct-2019
Time: 16:05-17:00 (4:05-5:00 pm)
Location: ATL 2400
Speaker: Dr. Joe Pesce (NSF)
Title: Astronomy at the National Science Foundation

In this talk we will explore the National Science Foundation as a funder of fundamental scientific research. In particular, the focus will be on the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) within the Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. AST funds individual researchers and ground-based astronomical facilities. Opportunities, statistics, and future challenges (for AST, NSF and the astronomical community in general) will be discussed.

Colloquia are usually preceded by espresso and ice cream at 1:45 pm outside room PSC 1150 and are followed by an informal reception at 5:15 pm in that room. Anyone interested in talking with the speaker, or being added to the colloquium announcement email list, should contact the colloquium organizer. Lunch will normally be reserved for the speaker to talk to graduate students. Anyone asking a question during a talk is asked to raise their hand and be acknowledged before speaking.

Colloquium Organizer: Prof. Richard Mushotzy


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


Directions and information about parking can be found here.

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