On alternate Mondays at 13:00, the Astronomy department hosts astro*lunch and journal clubs for staff, postdocs and postgraduate students.

The next Journal Club is scheduled for 1 April 2019.

Monday 1 April 2019 [13:00 - 14:00] 

Presenter: Trystan Lambert (MSc student)

Paper: Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheid Standards Provide a 1% Foundation for the Determination of the Hubble Constant and Stronger Evidence for Physics Beyond ΛCDM. 

Link: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1903.07603.pdf

Monday 18 March 2019 [13:00 - 14:00]  - Note: Change of Venue to AST Library due to ESKOM load shedding

Presenter: Nazir Makda (MSc student)

Paper: Extreme chemical abundance ratio suggesting an exotic origin for an ultradiffuse galaxy. 


Monday 4 March 2019 [13:00 - 14:00] 

Presenter: Naomi van Jaarsveld (PhD student)

Paper: A LOFAR search for steep-spectrum pulsars in Supernova Remnants and Pulsar Wind Nebulae.


Presenter: Tshiamiso Makwela (PhD student)

Paper: Spatial thinking in astronomy education research.


Venue: AST seminar room (RW James building, room 5.40) - UCT upper campus

Co-ordinator: Dr Maria Kapala