Thermonuclear bursts at the ASA
The Astronomical Society of Australia held it's meeting this week at U. Melbourne. This annual event brings astronomers from all over the country (and the world) together for a week to catch up, present their research, and also award prizes to researchers and students. I gave a poster describing work on using mixed H/He thermonuclear bursts to deduce the neutron star redshift. Zdenka gave a talk on preliminary results from her comparisons of burst properties and models in the candidate He accretor 4U 1728-34. It was nice to be back on campus at U.Melbourne for a week — great location and even better coffee!