All program pizza dinner at the Regent (Informal group meeting at 6:30)
Astrophysics REU program orientation. Bagels, coffee, and juice. Brief tour
of Astronomy and Physics Departments.
Lunch, ID cards & buss pass distribution
Introduction to UW library resources with Kerry Kresse
Department of Astronomy Welcome Pizza Party!
Capitol Square. Held every Saturday morning during the summer, you can get all manner of fresh produce, as well as cheese curds so fresh they make your teeth squeak! (http://www.dcfm.org/)
Astronomy Seminar series: Prof. Bob Benjamin, Department of Physics, UWW, “Galactic Structure”
Tutorial: Into to Unix and IDL with TBA
Astronomy Seminar series: Dr. Marsha Woif, Department of Astronomy, “Science is Bland Without SALT: Forefront Instrumentation on the Southern African Large Telescope”
Field Trip: UW Space Place Tour & Special Seminar: Dr. Jim Lattis, Space Astronomy Laboratory, “The History of UW Astronomy” (http://www.spaceplace.wisc.edu/)
Astronomy Seminar series: Dr. Matt Haffner, Department of Astronomy, “WHAM”
Field trip: Yerkes Observatory. One of the last and greatest refractors in the world, this telescope was built in Wisconsin by the University of Chicago. You can marvel at the telescope design, the architecture, and the fact that the site is still used for scientific research. (http://astro.uchicago.edu/yerkes/)
Astronomy Seminar series: Prof. Snezana Stanimirovic Department of Astronomy, “Radio Astronomy”
Web Page Design with Prof. Bob Benjamin
Capitol Square: The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra starts their weekly series of outdoor classical music concerts. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket, or buy your dinner there. The series continues weekly through August 3.
Warner Park. Madison’s premier firework show. Although you can see the fireworks from the UW-Memorial Union, for the full effect you’ll want to bus or bike over to Warner Park. Warning: It can get crowded, and be sure to bring mosquito repellent. (http://www.rhythmandbooms.com/index.php)
Field Trip: Washburn Observatory Tour & Training: Paul Sell (http://www.astro.wisc.edu/washburn/washburn_home.html)
Varsity Hall 1 & II, Union South
Astronomy Seminar series: Dr. John Everett, Department of Physics and Astronomy, “Winds: from the sun, galaxies, and black holes”
The unique and large selection of fine, handcrafted work includes ceramics, fiber, glasswork, graphics, jewelry, leather, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, and wood. (http://www.mmoca.org/events/artfair/index.php)
Astronomy Seminar series: Prof. Sabastian Heinz, Department of Astronomy, “Black holes, nature’s most efficient engines”
Astronomy Seminar series: Prof. Francis Halzen, Department of Astronomy, “The IceCube Neutrino Observatory”
PS, You are also encouraged to check out www.physicsgre.com before next Monday’s session on the Physics GRE with Bob B.!
Field Trip: Fermilab. Fermilab is one of the top particle physics laboratories in the world, and also has been a major partner in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, one of the most important sky surveys of the last decade. http://www.fnal.gov/
A Madison tradition since 1975, this annual sidewalk sale and community event showcases downtown's unique State Street shopping district. More than 100 shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants--many locally owned--offer terrific bargains on clothing, jewelry, gifts, artwork, food, drink and more in a festive, family-friendly event. www.maxwellstreetdays.org
Astronomy Seminar series: Dr. Barb Whitney, Department of Astronomy, “RT-Models”
Practice Physics GRE & Physics GRE advice. Suggestions on how to prepare for this exam will be discussed (Prof. Bob Benjamin)
Scientific Ethics Movie Night: “Contact”
Astronomy Seminar series: Prof Matt Bershady, Department of Astronomy, “Galaxies”
Grad School panel discussion. We will have a panel discussion of current graduate students and faculty who have served on the graduate admissions committee to discuss when, how, and where to apply for Astronomy and Physics graduate schools. (Baha, Bob, Dan, Jim, Snez, John, Katelyn)
Final Presentation Prep
Final Presentations, Part 1. Coffee and cookies at 10:00 am
Final Presentations, Part 1I. Coffee and cookies at 10:00 am.
Farewell pizza lunch! Sterling Hall (Rain location: Sterling 4421)
Depart for airport. Airport transportation arrangements will be e-mailed to everyone.
§ All locations given in square brackets indicate that the event is not a planned event, but merely suggested. You will need to make your own plans for these events.
* Each Astronomy seminar is preceded by a 15-minute “check-in” period, and followed by lunch with the speaker at noon at the UW-Memorial Union (assuming speaker is available). A pre-talk reading will be handed out in the week previous to the talk (and can be picked up in Sterling 3521).