A zoo-tiful morning
Day 2 of the AAS meeting is here. The Zoo team talks were yesterday. The scheduling has been a bit odd at this meeting – Chris and Kevin’s talk was in a session about galaxies, while at the same time Bob was chairing a session on cosmology with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey in which Daniel was speaking. I was able to see all the talks by staying for Chris’s and Kevin’s, then switching rooms in time to see Daniel’s. I took photos of Chris and Kevin giving their talks – photos are coming soon, after I go back to the hotel to retrieve my camera’s transfer cable.Chris went first. He started by reviewing the Zoo in general, then reviewed some of the results from the red spirals and mergers projects. Chris has graciously agreed to make his slides available on the blog, but I am having trouble getting the blog to upload the PDF file. I’ll see if I can get someone to help me with it. Meanwhile, here is the first slide to tantalize you:
Kevin went next, talking about the blue ellipticals that he has written about on this blog in the past. The biggest hit of his talk, though, was his title slide, which was written in galaxies! The slide was made by Pat from the Galaxy Zoo forum. I have a photo of it that I will post later on.
When I get a few spare minutes, I’ll post some more about these talks, and about the Sloan cosmology session.