This is a talk given at lunch time, usually in the conference room at noon.
Over the last several years our understanding of brown dwarfs and of the stellar-substellar boundary has changed considerably. We now know that brown dwarfs can be more massive and also may cool faster than originally thought.
The "Satellites Around Galactic Analogs" (SAGA) Survey is a spectroscopic survey that aims to discover and identify dwarf galaxy satellite systems around Milky Way-like galaxies outside the Local Volume.
The Search for Exoplanets Around Metal-poor Stars with T(r)ESS (SEAMSTRESS) Survey seeks to answer the question: "When and how did planet formation begin in the Universe?" To achieve this, we have conducted a large-scale search for transits of metal-poor stars in TESS light curves and discovered