NASA has awarded Physics and Astronomy Research Professor Stephan McCandliss, and his Co-Investigators at Goddard Space Flight Center lead by S. Harvey Moseley, a 5-year, $4.4M Astrophysics Research Analysis (APRA) grant to develop the next generation of a sounding rocket borne experiment called the Far-UV Off Rowland-circle Telescope for Imaging and Spectroscopy (FORTIS).
December 5, 2016
Prof. Rosemary F.G. Wyse has been elected AAAS Fellow by her peers at the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Each year AAAS elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.”
December 2, 2016
Students from the astronomy freshman seminar “The Unsolved Mysteries of the Cosmos” hosted their Astronomy Outreach Fair this week for nearly 100 guests. The students, for their final project, were tasked to develop an original, engaging outreach activity related to some aspect of astronomy discussed in the course.
November 28, 2016
Students from Associate Professor Brice Ménard’s Observational Astronomy course gained valuable hands-on experience at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico over the course of two 12-hour observation nights. Click above for more information.