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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | July 5 | 8-10:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

Come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE public astronomy lecture and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

When: Thursday, July 5th
Talk: 8:00pm-9:00pm “The Most Powerful Explosions in 3D” (Philipp Moesta)
Stargazing: 9:00pm-10:30pm (weather dependent)

Doors to Campbell Hall open at 7:30pm, and seating is first...   More >

Monday, July 9, 2018

Scott Ransom (NRAO): Testing the Strong Equivalence Principle with the Pulsar Triple System

Seminar: RAL Seminars | July 9 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Scott Ransom, NRAO

 Radio Astronomy Lab

The millisecond pulsar J0337+1715, in a hierarchical triple system
with two white dwarfs, is an extraordinarily high-precision pulsar which has recently provided a unique new test of general relativity. Our relativistic timing model of the system, using brute-force three-body gravitational integrations, has provided high-precision orbits and masses of all three stars. The timing has also allowed...   More >

Monday, July 23, 2018

Chandreeye Maitra (MPE): A multi-wavelength view of the intriguing pulsar wind nebula around PSR J0855-4644

Seminar: RAL Seminars | July 23 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Chandreeye Maitra, MPE

 Radio Astronomy Lab

We present results from X-ray and radio observations of the region surrounding PSR J0855-4644. PSR J0855-4644 is a nearby, fast spinning, and energetic radio pulsar in the south-eastern rim of the supernova remnant RX J0852.0-4622. X-ray observations with XMM Newton have shown an arcmin scale extended emission, the pulsar wind nebula (PWN), around the X-ray counterpart of the pulsar. Recent...   More >