North Carolina Astronomers' Meeting (NCAM)

NCAM 2018

NCAM PAST EDITIONS

2017

John Mather, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, “From the Big Bang to the End of the Universe, and How We’ll Learn More with the James Webb Space Telescope”

2016

David Charbonneau, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, “The Compositions of Small Planets”

2015

Sean Solomon, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia Univ., “MESSENGER at Mercury: Technical Challenges and Implications for the Formation of the Inner Planets.”

2014

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, University of Oxford, “Reflections on the Discovery of Pulsars”

2013

Don Winget, University of Texas at Austin, “A Close-up Look at White Dwarf Stars: From Kiloparsecs to Centimeters”

2012

Robert A. Benjamin, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, “How to Map the Milky Way”

2011

Francis Halzen, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “IceCube: Particle Astrophysics with High Energy Neutrinos”

2010

Giovanni Fazio, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, “Observing the High Redshift (z > 5) Universe with the Spitzer Space Telescope”

2009

Hal Levison, Southwest Research Institute, “The Early Dynamical Evolution of the Outer Solar System: A Nice Story”

2008

Neil Gehrels, NASA Goddard, “Gamma Ray Burst Discoveries with the Swift Mission”

2007

Michael Turner, University of Chicago, “Cosmic Acceleration: New Gravitational Physics or Mysterious Dark Energy”

Special Panel Discussion: The past 10 years in Astronomy and a Look to the Coming Decade
Moderated by Robert Naeye (NASA Goddard)

Panel: Jay Bergstralh (NASA Langley), Bruce Carney (UNC-Chapel Hill), Prasun Desai (NASA Langley), Virginia Trimble (U. Cal.-Irvine), Michael Turner (U. Chicago), John Wood (NASA Goddard)

2006

Scott Ransom, NOAO-Charlottesville, “A Millisecond Pulsar (and Basic Physics) Bonanza with the GBT”

2005

Jeff Hester, Arizona State University, “Understanding Our Origins:  Formation of Sun-like Stars in Massive Star Environments”

2004

Paul Butler, Carnegie Institution, “Extrasolar Planets”

2003

Prasun Desai, NASA Langley, “2003 Mars Exploration Rover Mission: Return to the Surface”

2002

Steve Murray, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics/Chandra, “Chandra 101: X-ray Astronomy Made Easy”