- Journal Club -
Jennifer Li10/3/2016, 12:00 pm,
- Astronomy Colloquium - "Characterizing Planetary Systems Orbiting Low-mass Stars"
Courtney Dressing - NASA Sagan Fellow, Caltech10/4/2016, 3:45 pm,
- Physics Colloquium: "Accelerator Technologies and Beam Physics Challenges and Perspectives for the High Energy Physics Frontiers"
Vladimir Shiltsev, Fermilab10/5/2016, 4:00 pm,
- Journal Club -
Erin Cox10/10/2016, 12:00 pm,
- Astronomy Colloquium -10/11/2016,
Star of the Week
PSI DRA (Psi = Psi-1 = 31 Draconis)
In the nineteenth century, Smyth and Chambers wrote of fourth magnitude (4.23) Psi Dra in Draco: "A neat double star on the Dragon's back...easily identified, being on the same parallel as Gamma Ursae Minoris...A 5 1/2, and B 6, both pearly white." ...
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'From the Sun to the Stars' by Jim Kaler
In his latest book, which grew out of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lectures given at the University of Illinois, Prof. Emeritus James Kaler begins at the Sun then travels through the solar system to see the stars, how they work, and ultimately what they mean to us. To be released Oct. 22nd ...
Segura-Cox Interview with NRAO
Graduate student Dominique Segura-Cox was recently interviewed by the NRAO. Listen to it here. ...
New and Newly Promoted Faculty
We begin the new academic year with several new and newly promoted members of our faculty: Jessica Evans, Matthew Turk, Paul Ricker, and Edward Seidel. ...
Mani Chandra Named Second Chu Award Winner
Graduate student Mani Chandra has been named the second recipient of the Mr. and Mrs. Hsiang-Pai and Wen-Hua Chu Department of Astronomy Excellence in Research Graduate Student Award. Congratulations! This award is now fully endowed and it will be awarded annually. ...