- Astronomy Colloquium: "Cosmic Rays and Their Role in Galaxies" - Ellen Zweibel, University of Wisconsin
4/22/2014, 3:45 pm
- Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar: "Cosmological Probes of Fundamental Physics"
4/23/2014, 12:00 pm
- Physics Colloquium: "Majorana Fermions and Neutrino Mass"
4/23/2014, 4:00 pm
- Astronomy Colloquium: "The E-Nova Project: A Multi-Wavelength Initiative to Probe Mass Ejection in Novae" - Laura Chomiuk, Michigan State University
4/29/2014, 3:45 pm
- Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar: TBD
4/30/2014, 12:00 pm
Star of the Week
5 UMI (5 Ursae Minoris)
At fourth magnitude (4.25), number 5 in the Flamsteed list of numbered stars in Ursa Minor was obviously too faint for Bayer to make note of via Greek letter. Five Ursae Minoris may also be among the more prominent stars that everybody with a dark sky sees but pays no attention to. It's supremely easy to find and, given its position of only 14 degrees from the North Celestial Pole, it's visible from nearly everywhere north of 14 degrees north latitude any time of night. ...
Jim Kaler is the News-Gazette's Person of the Week
JIm Kaler, Professor Emeritus, is the Person of the Week in the April 13, 2014 edition. Read about it here. ...
New ALMA Telescope Tracks Cosmic Dawn
National Geographic has recently published an article about the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Joaquin Vieira, Assistant Professor, has already used ALMA. He and fellow researchers found that galaxies started forming stars about a billion years earlier than previously thought. ...
Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing, April 15
The Astronomy Department and UIAS will be hosting a viewing of a total lunar eclipse at the Observatory in the very early morning hours of April 15th. The eclipse starts just before 1 am, with the total eclipse phase starting just after 2 am and mid-eclipse occurring at 2:46 am. There will be telescopes set up on the lawn of the Observatory to view the the eclipse, as well as the historic 12" telescope in the Observatory dome (weather permitting). ...