News and Events

Friday, April 26, 2019

Congratulations to 2019 Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients: Zoe Kearney (UMass Amherst), Kenneth Lin (UMass Amherst), Ryan McMillan (Amherst College), and Olivia Cooper (Smith College). Goldwater Foundation Scholarships are awarded to sophomore or junior students who intend to persue a research career in natural science, mathematics or engineering.

 

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Peter Schloerb, who won the 2019 College of Natural Sciences Outstanding Service/Engagement Achievement Award! A complete list of Astronomy faculty awards can be found here.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Gopal Narayanan and Peter Schloerb coordinated the "Event Horizon Telescope" (EHT), essentially turning the Earth into a giant telecope by coordinating observations from sites in Mexico, Hawaii, Arizona, the South Pole, Chile, and Spain. The Large Millimeter Telescope.

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Kenneth Lin, a junior majoring in Physics and Astronomy (BS), won the 2019 William F. Field Alumni Scholars Award. The Field Scholarship is awarded to outstanding junior  students by the University and the UMass Alumni Association. Kenneth's research interests include galaxy evolution, AGN, and spectroscopy. He is curretly a Research Assistant with Professor Alex Pope's group 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Cosmic Life Cycle of Massive Galaxies

3:45 p.m. in LGRT-B 1033

Monday, March 4, 2019

Amherst College LEADS presents "Space Now and Beyond", featuring a panel exploring current and future topics of space and aeronautics.

Monday, March 4 8:00 p.m.
Lipton Lecture Hall, Amherst College Science Center
25 East Drive Amherst, MA 01002
 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Astronaut and UMass Amherst Alumna, Cady Coleman PhD (class of '91), will present, "Lessons from Space Lead Straight Back to Earth", Wednesday 2/27 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Commonwealth Honors College. This event is free and open to the public!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/253150158930294/
 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Dr. Nia Imara, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will present special lunch talk,"Star Formation Then and Now". Dr. Imara is a faculty candidate in Astronomy at Smith College and the Five College Astronomy Department.
More information: https://www.astro.umass.edu/events/lunch

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Students from Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Holyoke visited to tour our research facilities, eat donuts, and meet our researchers and faculty. Special thanks to Camilla Sise, Physics Teacher and Head of the High School's Science Department, for arranging the visit!

a dozen high school students tour our Cryogenic Devices Laboratory, with professor Grant Wilson and graduate student Nat DeNigrisFive College Radio Astronomy Observatory lab tour with Gopal Narayanan

Monday, February 4, 2019

Spring 2019 Journals Club begins February 4th. This semester's focus is "A Review of Cultural Issues Facing Astronomers".
Schedule: https://www.astro.umass.edu/events/journal-club

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