In his latest book, which grew out of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lectures given at the University of Illinois, Prof. Emeritus James Kaler begins at the Sun then travels through the solar system to see the stars, how they work, and ultimately what they mean to us. To be released Oct. 22nd.
Graduate student Dominique Segura-Cox was recently interviewed by the NRAO. Listen to it here.
We begin the new academic year with several new and newly promoted members of our faculty:
Jessica Evans, Matthew Turk, Paul Ricker, and Edward Seidel.
Mani Chandra Named Second Chu Award Winner
Graduate student Mani Chandra has been named the second recipient of the Mr. and Mrs. Hsiang-Pai and Wen-Hua Chu Department of Astronomy Excellence in Research Graduate Student Award. Congratulations! This award is now fully endowed and it will be awarded annually.
Using Hubble Telescope observations of exploding stars, Prof. Ryan Foley and collaborators have revised upwards the rate of cosmic expansion.