- Journal Club: Motivating AstroHack: A Forum for Sharing Skills Knowledge
Gary Foreman9/15/2014, 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
- Astronomy Colloquium - "Microlensing: Understanding Planets Beyond the Snow Line", Jennifer Yee, Harvard University
Jennifer Yee, Harvard University9/16/2014, 3:45 pm
- Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar:"Supernova Shrapnel"
Brian Fry (UIUC)9/17/2014, 12:00 pm
- CSE Seminar "Selected DOE-NE Competitively Funded Programs for FY 2015"
Dr. Farzaneh Masoud9/17/2014, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- Physics Colloquium: "Gravitational-wave Astronomy on the Cusp"
Patrick Brady, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee9/17/2014, 4:00 pm
Star of the Week
OMI HER (Omicron Herculis)
As in real estate, for this star it's mostly "location, location, location." In southeastern Hercules, but closer to classical Lyra, Omicron Herculis lies within a set of stars that shows that Bayer used position as well as brightness when he assigned Greek letters on his great atlas, the Uranometria of 1603. Theory yields a mass of 3.5 times that of the Sun and shows Omi Herculis actually to be a subgiant that has just given up hydrogen fusion. ...
Summer 2014 Excellent Astronomy Teacher
The Astronomy Department is pleased to announce that one of its members, Rukmani Vijayaraghavan, was named to the "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent" for the Summer 2014 semester. Congratulations Rukmani! ...
Dark Energy Survey kicks off second season cataloging the wonders of deep space
The Dark Energy Survey began its second year on August 15, after a successful first year. The hundreds of thousands of individual images of the sky taken during the first season are being analyzed by thousands of computers at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The processed data will also be released in coming months. ...
Hubble Finds Star System Linked to Possible 'Zombie Star' Supernova
After decades of searching, astronomers have found for the first time ever the progenitor of a white dwarf supernova. The stellar explosion is located 110 million light years away from Earth. Assistant Professor Ryan Foley co-authored the article that appears in the August 7 issue of Nature ...