Colloquium Schedule

Fall 2021 colloquiua will be offered with some combination of in-person and remote colloquia. 

Our normal colloquium time is Friday at 3:15 in the Biology Annex (BX102) with refreshments at 3:00pm in the Astronomy Conference Room (AY 119). Currently, due to the COVID-19 precautions, we are currently meeting through zoom.

Contact Jon Holtzman (holtz at with questions or comments about the colloquium and to set up a date for a colloquium. 

Upcoming Fall 2021 Colloquium:

Presenter Title Time Location / Zoom Link
Emma Dahl, NMSU Ph.D Dissertation Defense:Color and Structure of Jupiter's Uppermost Cloud Deck During the Juno Era August 20th, 2021 - 3:00pm

BX 102

TBA August 27th, 2021 -  time



September 3rd, 2021 - time


September 10th, 2021 - time

Inclusive Astronomy Yearly Presentation

September 17th, 2021 - 3:15

BX 102
Jonathan Fortney, UCSC Beyond Equilibrium Temperature: The Atmosphere/Interior Connection in Transiting Giant Planets

September 24th, 2021 - 3:45
Rob Wittenmeyer, University of Southern Queensland MINERVA-Australis and SONG: Australia's new dedicated observatories

October 1st, 2021 - 3:15

BX 102


October 8th, 2021 - time

Jillian Bellovary (CUNY/AMNH) Seeking Massive Black Holes in Dwarf Galaxies

October 15th, 2021 - 3:15
Axel Brandenburg (Nordita) TBA

October 22nd, 2021 - 9:00am
Benjamin Rossenwasser (Wisconsin) The Physical Properties and Environments of Common Low-z OVI Absorbers

October 29th, 2021 - 3:15 pm
Anne Hedlund, NMSU Dissertation proposal:

November 2nd, 2021 - 2:00 pm

Kelly Sanderson, NMSU
Dissertation proposal:

November 5th, 2021 - 1:00 pm

BX 102

Dr. Carlos J. Vargas,

University of Arizona

Principal Investigator Aspera SmallSat Mission

November 12th, 2021 - 3:15

To Be Announced

Oana Vesa, NMSU

Dissertation Proposal:

November 17, 2021 - 3:00

BX 102
Matt Varakian Dissertation Proposal:

November 19th, 2021 - 3:00

BX 102

Dr. David O. Jones,

Einstein Fellow, UC Santa Cruz


December 3rd, 2021 - 3:00 PM

BX 102
Anna Engle, Northern Arizona University Hydrocarbons in the Lakes of Titan

December 10th, 2021 - 3:15

To be Announced

Upcoming Spring 2022 Colloquium:

Presenter Title Time Location / Zoom Link
Laurel Farris (NMSU Ph.D Dissertation Defense March 25, 2022 - 3:00pm

BX 102

Previous Spring 2021 Zoom Colloquium:

Presenter Title Time Zoom Link
Caitlin Doughty Ph.D Dissertation Defense April 7th, 2021 - 12:00pm

Alec Herczeg Thesis Proposal April 9th, 2021 - 3:00pm

Helen Mason Sun Space Art April 16th, 2021 - 9:00am

Julie Imig Thesis Proposal April 16th, 2021 - 3:00pm

Jorge Moreno Spatially Resolved Galaxy Interactions April 23rd, 2021 - 3:00pm

Mariarita Murabito TBA May 7th, 2021 - 9:00am