UV Club

Welcome to the UV club. The purpose of this club is to discuss the current landscape of UV missions and prospectives for the future.

To this end, S. R. Kulkarni is arranging a series of talks followed by discussions. Each talk will last an hour and there will be 30 minutes for Q&A. The lecturer will be requested to spend half the time on pedagogy and the other half on the latest findings or advances.

Ilaria Caiazzo (ilariac@caltech.edu) and Jan van Roestel (jvanroes@caltech.edu) will function as secretaries for this club, please email either of them if you’d like to be added to the mailing list.

A nice summary of everything UV can be found here:  https://rwoconne.github.io/rwoclass/astr511/UV-astron-f03.html (website by Robert O’Connell, suggested by Jayant Murthy and Boris Shustov). 

Upcoming Talks

  • Hu Zhan, National Astronomical Observatory Chinese Academy of Sciences. Xuntian, the Chinese Space Station Telescope, Wednesday September 22, 8 am PDT
    • Suggested reading material: 
      • Brief introduction to the CSST survey Gong et al. 2019
      • Description of the mission (in Chinese, English at the end of the document): Zhan 2021
  • Keri Hoadley, Caltech. FIREBall-2Wednesday September 29
  • Evgenya Shkolnik, Arizona State University. UV-SCOPE and SPARCS: Large and Small UV Windows into Exoplanets and their EnvironmentsWednesday October 6, 8 am PDT

Past Talks