Globular star clusters are favorite targets for amateur sky watchers. To the naked eye they appear as fuzzy-looking stars. Through a small telescope they resolve into glittering snowball-shaped islands of innumerable stars crowded together. About 150 globular star clusters orbit our Milky Way, like bees buzzing around a hive.
Join the Astronomy Department at the Observatory on Friday, September 28, 2018 for an evening of conversations about the Universe and viewing the Moon and nearby planets with telescopes. This event is free and suitable for all ages.
Xilu Wang successfully defended her PhD thesis, "Supernovae as gamma ray emitters from the MeV to the TeV." She is moving on to a N3AS Postdoctoral Fellowship at Notre Dame and Berkeley. Congratulations Dr. Wang!
We begin the academic year with two faculty members newly promoted.
Joaquin Vieira is now an Associate Professor of Astronomy and of Physics.
Tony Wong is now a Full Professor of Astronomy.
Congratulations to all!