Astro-1 (STS-35) was a dedicated astronomy mission on space shuttle Columbia from December 2-10, 1990. It carried three UV and one X-ray telescope into orbit. One of them was the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT), built at JHU (P&A) and APL. Click here to learn more.
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Date: December 2, 2015
Date: November 19, 2015
We are pleased to announce the joint appointment in our department of Prof. Taekjip “TJ” Ha. His primary appointment is as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biophysics (KSAS), the Department of Biomedical Engineering (WSE), and the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry (SOM). Click here for more information.
Date: November 19, 2015
National Public Radio Science Correspondent Joe Palca will present “Explaining the Universe in Two Minutes or Less” on November 19 at 3:30PM in Schafler Auditorium as part of the department-wide colloquia series.
Date: November 16, 2015
The annual Goddard-JHU Interaction Day will be Wednesday, November 18 at Johns Hopkins in Bloomberg Room 462. This will be an all-day (9:30-5:00) get-together with a series of short talks and a poster session that highlight the work of our two institutions. Click here for more information.
Date: November 9, 2015
Josef Pradler, a postdoctoral scholar at Johns Hopkins from 2012 to 2014, has been awarded the 2015 ASCINA Award for work completed at Johns Hopkins. The award is offered by ASCINA (Austrian Scientists in North America) for work by a young Austrian scientist while working in North America. Click here for more information.
Watch Hal Weaver, Project Scientist for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto, Speak at Bloomberg Center
Date: November 5, 2015
Hal Weaver (JHU Physics Ph.D. ’82), who is a Research Professor in the department, is also the Project Scientist for the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper belt. He spoke about the New Horizons mission on November 5th at Bloomberg Center. Watch a video of the talk by clicking here.
Date: October 28, 2015
Prof. Adam Showman (U. of Arizona) will present a special talk on Thursday (10/29) in Bloomberg 272 at 3:30: “Weather on Remote Worlds: The Atmospheric Circulation of hot Jupiters.” Click here for the seminar abstract.
Date: October 20, 2015
Faculty member Brice Ménard has been named the 2015-16 John Bahcall Distinguished Lecturer at Tel Aviv University. This annual lecture has been given by distinguished astrophysicists since 2006. Click here for more information.
Eric Agol Presents “Detecting and Characterizing Exoplanet Systems” for a Special Seminar This Thursday, 10/15, at 3:30
Date: October 14, 2015
Prof. Eric Agol (U. of Washington) will present a special talk on Thursday (10/15) in Bloomberg 272 at 3:30: “Detecting and characterizing exoplanet systems.” Click here for more information.
Physics and Astronomy Graduate Student Outreach Organization Wins Unique Prize for Their Participation in “Ode to Hubble”
Date: October 6, 2015
PAGS outreach received a piece of the original Hubble Space Telescope solar array for their participation in the ESA/Hubble “Ode to Hubble” competition. Their entry was a music video parody of the 80s song “Take on Me” titled “HST,” showing their appreciation for the Hubble Space Telescope. It featured many members of the Johns Hopkins Physics department and Space Telescope Science Institute.