Robert Williams, former director of the Space Telescope Science Institute, will speak on "Probing the Distant Universe with Hubble Space Telescope" on Monday, October 22 at 8:00 PM in the Student Union Ballroom at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Click on link below to see a poster for the event for more information.
On clear Saturdays, there will be a solar telescope at the site of the UMass SunWheel, from 1 to 2 pm, for observing the Sun. The event is free and open to the public.
An international team of astronomers from Japan, Mexico and UMass Amherst studying a "monster galaxy" 12.4 billion light years away report that their instruments have achieved a 10-times-higher angular resolution than ever before, revealing galaxy structural details previously unknown. They also were able to analyze dynamic properties that could not be probed before.
Last Thursday, May 17th, an international team of astronomers, led by Professor Daniela Calzetti, released the most comprehensive ultraviolet survey of nearby galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope.
David Hughes from INAOE speaking at "Knowledge Across Borders: a Celebration of US-Mexico Scholarly Exchanges" in the Old Chapel on Monday, November 13, 2017. He was joined on the panel by Alex Pope from UMass, James Lowenthal from Smith College, Shep Doeleman from CfA, and Mexican astronomers Itziar Aretxaga and Miguel Chavez from INAOE and Irene Cruz-Gonzalez from UNAM. A focus for the day was the collaboration on the Large Millimeter Telescope, Gran Telescopio Milimetrico Alfonso Serrano.
Professor Daniela Calzetti and Professor Mauro Giavalisco were listed in the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list, of the Web of Science. They recently received an email from Clarivate Analytics (formerly known as Thompson Reuters) congratulating them on this honor. The email went on to say that their "....research ranks among the top 1% most cited works in their field and during its year of publication, earning the mark of exceptional impact. It is truly an honor to recognize researchers like you for your dedication and focus to expanding the sphere of human knowledge."
Astronomers using the Large Millimeter Telescope, which is operated jointly by UMass Amherst and Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, report in Nature Astronomy that they have detected the second most distant dusty, star-forming galaxy ever found - born in the first billion years after the Big Bang.