Science with Adaptive Optics on Large Telescopes

June 7-June 11, 2006

Pasadena, CA


Science with Adaptive Optics
at the Pasadena AAS Meeting, June 7-11, 2009

Listing of talks and authors, with links to downloadable presentations.
For talks without links, please contact the authors for further information.

Abstract Title

Authors and Institutions

MONDAY MORNING SESSION 203: Introduction to Adaptive Optics & Black Holes observed with AO

Introduction to Adaptive Optics Claire E. Max (UC Santa Cruz)
Black Hole Masses in the Largest (M87) and Smallest (Globular Clusters) Systems Karl Gebhardt (U. of Texas at Austin)
Measuring Black Hole Masses in Nearby Galaxies with Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics Claire E. Max (UC Santa Cruz)1

MONDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 211: Stellar Astronomy with AO

AO Capabilities at ESO for the User

Chris Lidman (ESO, Chile)
Massive Young Stellar Objects Robert D. Blum (NOAO)
Spectral Imaging of T Tauri Star Microjets Tracy Beck1, P. J. McGregor2 (1STScI, 2ANU, Australia)

Keck LGS AO Orbital Monitoring of Brown Dwarf Binaries

Trent J. Dupuy1, M. C. Liu1, M. J. Ireland2 (1U. of Hawaii, 2U. of Sydney, Australia).
Very Low Mass Stellar and Brown Dwarf Binaries Observed with Adaptive Optics Laird M. Close (Steward Observatory, U of Arizona)

TUESDAY MORNING SESSION 219: Solar System Studies with AO

W.M. Keck Observatory Adaptive Optics Science Capabilities Peter Wizinowich, R. Campbell (Keck)
Big Kuiper Belt Objects and Little Satellites Michael E. Brown (Caltech)
Multiple Asteroid Systems: Search Programs and Studies with AO Franck Marchis (SETI/UC Berkeley)
Measuring Atmospheric Dynamics on Titan with AO Mate Adamkovics, I. de Pater (UC Berkeley), & M. Hartung (Gemini)
Titan's Methane Weather Henry G. Roe (Lowell Obs.)

TUESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 230: The Search for Exo-planets and Debris Disks with AO

The Gemini NICI Planet-Finding Campaign Michael C. Liu (U. of Hawaii)
Planet Searches via L and M Imaging Philip Hinz (U. of Arizona)
Multiple Planets Orbiting the Star HR 8799 Christian Marois (NRC, Hertzberg Inst. Of Astron), B. Macintosh, T. Barman, B. Zuckerman, I. Song, J. Patience, D. Lafreniere, R. Doyon
A Uniform Analysis of 118 Sun-like Stars with High-Contrast AO Imaging: Long Period Giant Planets are Rare Eric Nielsen1, L. M. Close (U. of Arizona)
The First Spatially Resolved Mid-IR Spectra of Binaries with Adaptive Optics Andrew Skemer, L. Close, P. Hinz, W. Hoffmann, J. Males (U. of Arizona), & T. Greene. (NASA Ames)
Probing Planet Formation with AO Imaging of Circumstellar Debris Disks Michael P. Fitzgerald (LLNL)

WEDNESDAY MORNING SESSION 240: Stellar Populations and the Galactic Center with AO

AO Capabilities at the MMT for the User Michael M. Lloyd-Hart (U. of Arizona)1
AO and the Galactic Center: A Tool and a Laboratory for Fundamental Astrophysics and Galactic Nuclei Andrea M. Ghez (UCLA)
Origin of Young Stars in GC and in M31 Jessica R. Lu (Caltech), R. Rich & A. M. Ghez (UCLA), K. Matthews (Caltech), K. Gebhardt (U. Texas)
The Central Regions of M32 Tim Davidge (HIA, NRC, Canada)
The Star Formation History of M31 Knut A. G. Olsen & R. D. Blum (NOAO), A. W. Stephens (Gemini)

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 250: Stellar Populations with AO

Gemini Observatory Adaptive Optics Instrumentation and Capabilities Julian C. Christou (Gemini Observatory)
Nearby Nuclear Star Clusters Anil Seth (Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA)
VLT High Precision Astrometry of Galactic Starburst Clusters Wolfgang Brandner1, A. Stolte(1MPIA, Germany, 2Univ. of Cologne, Germany)
Stellar Populations and Super Star Clusters in Nearby Starburst Galaxies William D. Vacca (SOFIA-USRA)

THURSDAY MORNING SESSION 257: Stellar Pops, Galaxies and Cosmo. with AO

Resolved Stellar Populations within Dwarf Irregular Galaxy KKH 98 from Keck Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics Jason Melbourne (Caltech)
Young Massive Star Clusters and Stellar Populations Nate McCrady (UCLA)
High Z Galaxy Kinematics and Star Formation N. Forster-Schreiber, Erin K. Hicks, R. Genzel, N. Bouch, P. Buschkamp, G. Cresci, R. Davies, F. Eisenhauer, S. Genel, K. L. Shapiro, D. Lutz, L. Tacconi MPIE-TP, Germany.
Keck LGSAO Imaging and Spectroscopy of Massive Passively Evolving Galaxies at z ~ 2.5 Alan N. Stockton (University of Hawaii)
Stellar Velocity Dispersion Measurement of a Luminous Quasar Host with Gemini North LGSAO Linda C. Watson(1Ohio State University)