December 2023 Lecture – Dr. Marc Sarzi (AOP) – ‘Integral-Field Spectroscopy in Astronomy’

For our last lecture of 2023, we are pleased to have along, for the very first time, Dr. Marc Sarzi from Armagh Planetarium and Observatory (AOP). The title of Marc’s talk is ‘Integral – Field Spectroscopy in Astronomy’.

This lecture will be held in our usual venue at Ballyclare High School Lecture Theatre on Monday 4th December 2023, starting at 8pm sharp.

As Marc says on the AOP website ‘IFS has been his bread and butter for a long time’ so who better than to tell us all about what it is? How it works? And what we have learned from it so far?

About Dr. Marc Sarzi:

Dr Marc Sarzi is Head of Research at the Armagh Observatory & Planetarium. He did his PhD between Padua and Heidelberg while working on supermassive black holes using the Hubble Space Telescope before moving to Durham and Oxford where he was part of the SAURON survey that pioneered the use of integral-field spectroscopy (IFS) in extra-galactic astronomy. He has since then continued to play a major role in several IFS studies, including ones based on the MUSE instrument on the ESO Very Large Telescope. His interests spans all aspects of galaxy formation and evolution, which he studies mostly from an astro-archeological perspective through the details study of relatively nearby galaxies.

What a way to end the year, I’m sure you will all join me in welcoming Marc along to the society.

As usual we will be having tea and chat after the lecture, we’ll also maybe have some Christmas treats thrown in as well!

Hope to see you all there!