CfA Colloquium Schedule Fall 2008
 6 November 2008

6 November 2008

Speaker: Henrietta Leavitt Symposium

Title: 100th Anniversary of Henrietta Leavitt's Cepheid Period-Luminosity Relation -- Note: The talks are scheduled from 12pm - 5pm

Abstract: Note that this event starts at noon:


12:15 George Johnson (New York Times): The Search for Henrietta Leavitt

1:00 Wendy Freedman (Carnegie Obs.): The Leavitt Period-Luminosity Relation

2:00 Fritz Benedict (Univ. Texas): Galactic Cepheid Astrometry with the Hubble Space Telescope in Aid of the Cosmic Distance Scale

3:00 Tea Break

3:30 Nancy Remage Evans (SAO): Multiplicity and Masses of Cepheids: Fundamental Parameters

4:00 Gail Schaefer (CHARA): Direct Detection of the Close Companion of Polaris with the Hubble Space Telescope

4:15 Massimo Marengo (SAO): Galactic Cepheids as Seen with Spitzer

4:30 Annie Baglin (Paris/Meudon): Pulsation in the Era of Corot

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