Astronomdagarna 2013

Lund Observatory, 10 - 12 October 2013, Sölvegatan 27


Provisional Programme

[I] Invited talk.
[C] Contributed talk.
[O] Outreach talk.

Thursday October 10, 2013

12:00 – 14:00 Registration
Get-together with light lunch and coffee for early arrivals
Tours of the astronomy building and the water tower
14:00 – 14:10 Dainis Dravins (Lund University):
14:10 – 14:20 Jesper Sollerman (Stockholm University):
“Svenska Astronomiska Sällskapet”
14:20 – 14:40 [I] Eva Wirström (Chalmers University of Technology):
“Using methanol beacons to find water in the dark with Herschel”
14:40 – 15:00 [C] Magnus Persson (Leiden University):
“The water deuterium fractionation toward young solar-system analogs”
15:00 – 15:20 [I] Gabriella Stenberg Wieser (Swedish Institute of Space Physics):
“Exploring the Jupiter system: the Swedish contribution to the JUICE mission”
15:20 – 16:10 Coffee break with poster presentations
16:10 – 16:30 [I] Göran Olofsson (Stockholm University):
“Characterising exoplanets with CHEOPS”
16:30 – 16:50 [C] Johan E. Lindberg (University of Copenhagen):
“Strong irradiation of low-mass protostars”
16:50 – 17:10 [I] Axel Brandenburg (Nordita):
“Origin of sunspots”
17:10 – 17:30 [C] Shahin Jafarzadeh (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research):
“Kink wave excitation due to high-velocity excursions in the lower solar atmosphere”
17:30 – 18:30 Reception in Lund Observatory’s foyer
19:00 – 20:00 Nordenmarkföreläsning (Nordenmark Prize Lecture, in Swedish) in the Palaestra auditorium (map)

Nils Bergvall (Uppsala universitet)
“Den kosmiska våren, galaxerna och det stora livspusslet”


Friday October 11, 2013

09:00 – 09:20 [I] Susanne Höfner (Uppsala University):
“Fresh light on stardust”
09:20 – 09:40 [C] Taissa Danilovich (Chalmers University of Technology):
“Mass-loss and the circumstellar environment of S type AGB stars”
09:40 – 10:00 [I] Sofia Ramstedt (Uppsala University):
“Outflows from Binary AGB stars with ALMA”
10:00 – 10:20 [C] John Conway (Onsala Space Observatory):
“The Square Kilometre Array – science goals and Swedish participation”
10:20 – 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 – 11:10 [I] Ross Church (Lund University):
“The progenitors of short gamma-ray bursts”
11:10 – 11:30 [C] Robert Wagner (Stockholm University):
“CTA - the future of ground-based gamma-ray astronomy”
11:30 – 11:50 [I] Stephan Rosswog (Stockholm University):
“The multi-messenger picture of compact binary mergers: cosmic explosions, nucleosynthesis and gravitational waves”
11:50 – 12:10 [C] Andreas Johansson (University of Iceland):
“Modelling Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows”
12:10 – 12:30 [I] Josefin Larsson (KTH):
”Multiwavelength observations of PMN J0948+0022 – the brightest member of a new class of gamma-ray emitting AGN”
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch at “Ideon Kryddhyllan”
Reserved seating on the second floor, lunches purchased individually
13:30 – 14:30 Coffee with a short Planetarium demonstration, Vattenhallen
14:40 – 15:00 [O] Tanja Nymark (Stockholm House of Science):
“Engaging high school students in astronomical enquiry using the new solar telescope at the Stockholm House of Science”
15:00 – 15:20 [O] Daniel Michalik (Lund University):
“The public stargazing programme at Lund Observatory”
15:20 – 15:40 [O] Peter Linde (Lund University):
“Science outreach – writing a popular science book”
15:40 – 16:00 [O] Robert Cumming (Populär Astronomi):
“Astronomy on the front page - how to avoid it and how to get it there”
16:00 – 16:40 Extended coffee break with poster presentations
16:05 – 16:40 Splinter discussion in Andromeda: “Astronomdagarna i framtiden” (mixed language)
16:40 – 17:00 [I] Mark Pearce (KTH):
“The PoGOLite pathfinder mission for balloon-borne hard X-ray polarimetry”
17:00 – 17:20 [C] Wouter Vlemmings (Chalmers University of Technology):
“The search for an IMBH and other compact sources in the globular cluster M15”
17:20 – 17:40 [C] Erik Zackrisson (Stockholm University):
“Searching for extraterrestrial intelligence beyond the Milky Way – the first Swedish SETI project”
17:40 – 18:00 [I] Oleg Kochukhov (Uppsala University):
“Characterization of exoplanet atmospheres with VLT and future E-ELT facilities”
18:30 – 21:30 Conference dinner in the AF building/Tegnérs Matsalar (free of charge)
With poster prize announcement


Saturday October 12, 2013

09:00 – 09:20 [I] David Hobbs (Lund University):
“The Gaia mission, launch window Nov. 17th - Dec. 5th, 2013”
09:20 – 09:40 [C] Daniel Michalik (Lund University):
“The Gaia mission, first data and the release schedule”
09:40 – 10:00 [I] Sofia Feltzing (Lund University):
“Understanding the Milky Way galaxy”
10:00 – 10:20 [C] Gregory Ruchti (Lund University):
“Revealing the nature of Lithium-rich giants with Kepler”
10:20 – 10:50 Coffee
10:50 – 11:10 [I] Kirsten Knudsen (Chalmers University of Technology):
“Looking with Nature’s own telescope: A search for high redshift LIRGs”
11:10 – 11:30 [C] Claes-Erik Rydberg (Stockholm University):
“Population III galaxy candidates found in CLASH”
11:30 – 11:50 [C] Niklas Falstad (Chalmers University of Technology):
“Herschel observations of Zw 049.057 and Arp 299”
11:50 – 12:10 [I] Ivan Marti-Vidal (Onsala Space Observatory):
“A radio view of cosmic explosions”
12:10 – 12:30 [C] Kai Yan Lee (Stockholm University):
“Heating the early Universe”
12:30 – 12:35 Daniel Michalik and Nils Ryde (Lund Observatory):
Closing remarks
12:35 – 13:05 Sandwich lunch
From 13:05 Saturday afternoon activities (free of charge)
  • Pedagogical tools at Lund Observatory (ends 17:00 at Lund Observatory, tell me more)
  • Trip to the public observatory in Oxie (ends 16:00 at Lund central station, tell me more)
  • Trip to Ven island (ends 19:30 at Lund central station, tell me more)
All talks are in the Lundmark auditorium, Lund Observatory, Sölvegatan 27, Lund.

Saturday afternoon activities

Pedagogical tools at Lund Observatory

We welcome you to join us for an afternoon packed with some of our favourite hands-on pedagogical activities: Remote observing at Stone Edge observatory (weather pending) observing some fantastic deep sky targets such as the Pleades, the Orion nebula and the Andromeda galaxy. We then invite you to join us using the Edlén laboratory high-resolution spectrometer to investigate the atomic structure of Indium and we round up the afternoon by using Sky-Skans DigitalSky2 software to make (and present to an audience) our own show at the Planetarium. This activity will end around 17:00 at Lund Observatory.

Trip to the public observatory in Oxie

Tycho Brahe Observatory is an amateur observatory open to the public. It is operated by the Tycho Brahe astronomical society. We will arrange for transport to and from Oxie where members of the astronomical society will present their activities and show us around the facilities A light snack (fika) will be provided. Note that this is an afternoon excursion, so night sky observations will not be possible. Weather permitting there might be a chance for solar observations. This tour will end around 16:00 at Lund central station.

Trip to Ven island

Tycho Brahe began building his observatory on Ven in 1576 and today the site has been partially reconstructed with a museum. There you can see both the original observatory foundations and instrument replicas. We will arrange for bus and ferry transportation to and from Ven as well as tickets to the museum. One of the experts and guides of the museum in Ven, Anders Nyholm, will tell you the most important things to know and do during your visit. After the visit to the museum and Stjärneborg there will be some time to explore the island on your own, before we head back to Lund. This excursion will end around 19:30 at Lund central station. It is possible to be dropped off at Landskrona station around 19:00 to reach, e.g. the direct train to Gothenburg.