- PROBABILISTIC PHOTOMETRIC REDSHIFTS IN THE ERA OF PETASCALE ASTRONOMY - Matias Carrasco Kind
8/19/2014, 10:00 am
- MODELING THE LARGE SCALE STRUCTURE FROM THE PHOTOMETRIC SURVEYS - Yiran Wang
8/20/2014, 10:00 am
- Physics Colloquium: Sascha Hilgenfeldt
8/27/2014, 4:00 pm
- Astronomy Colloquium
9/2/2014, 3:45 pm
- Physics Colloquium: Taylor Hughes
9/3/2014, 4:00 pm
Star of the Week
44 BOO (44 Bootis)
Just when you think that star systems can get no odder, along comes something like 44 Bootis, known best by its Flamsteed number and less romantically as HR 5618 in the Bright Star Catalogue, qualifying at fifth magnitude (4.81). At first look, a magnitude 5.2 solar type class G2 dwarf (but given as warm as F7) is in mutual orbit with a magnitude 6.10 K2 (G? K4?) dwarf with a period of 209.8 years, the two never more than a few tenths of a second of arc apart, ...
FUIO Newsletter Issue #8
The Summer Solstice 2014 issue of the Friends of the Observatory Newsletter is published. Since the last newsletter we continue progressing toward our goal of $20,000. Thus far we are over 75% of the way there! Thank you for your continued support. The latest issue include articles on Teaching Excellence, the 60th Anniversary of the UIAS Anniversary, and the VRO Log Cabin. ...
Tips for Star-Gazing
Professor Emeritus Jim Kaler has some tips for star-gazing. The tips were published recently in the News-Gazette. ...
El Gordo Study
Felipe Menanteau, professor of Astronomy, is studying El Gordo galaxy cluster using the Hubble telescope. Read more from LAS here. ...