- Physics Colloquium,"
1/22/2014, 8:30 am
- Astronomy Colloquium: Brian Fields
1/28/2014, 4:00 pm
- Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar: TBD
1/29/2014, 12:00 pm
- Physics Colloquium:
1/29/2014, 4:00 pm
- CSE Workshop Series: Software Carpentry Boot Camp
1/30/2014, 9:00 am
Star of the Week
51 ERI (51 Eridani). Hidden in eastern Eridanus, dominated by fourth magnitude, Greek-lettered Mu and Nu Eridani, 51 Eri at first doesn't seem like that much of a star. A seemingly ordinary fifth magnitude (5.23) class F (F0) dwarf 96 light years away (give or take 1), it shines with the luminosity 5.4 Suns from a 7270 Kelvin surface, which is not all that hotter than the Sun itself. ...
New Faculty Member Involved in Discovery of the Year
Joaquin Vieira, one of the new faculty members in the Department of Astronomy, was involved in one of Physics World's Breakthroughs of the Year. He was one of a team of astronomers working on the South Pole Telescope who were the first to measure B-mode polarization in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation. ...
CAS Appointments for Astronomy Faculty
The Department of Astronomy is pleased to announce that two faculty members will receive appointments in the Center for Advanced Study in 2014-15, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. Robert Brunner will be appointed as a CAS Associate and Neal Dalal will be appointed as a CAS Fellow. Congratulations to them both! ...
A View of the Moon
A View of the Moon: Lecture by Jim Kaler, Followed by Direct Observation hosted by Leslie Looney. November 19, 7:00 p.m. at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The Moon has been an object of speculation and myth from time immemorial. Before the advent telescopic astronomy people thought that the dark spots on the Moon might have been caused by shadows of the Earth's mountains or contained vast bodies of water. It was imagined to be a possible site for extraterrestrial life and a future colony ...