Prof. Schloerb has been honored by the ARCS Foundation (www.arcsfoundation.org) with an induction to their Alumni Hall of Fame for 2021, for `leadership and vision in the development of the Large Millimeter Telescope Alfonso Serrano, which played a significant role in capturing the first image of a black hole, confirming Einstein's theory of general relativity.
More information can be found at: https://www.arcsfoundation.org/scholars/alumni-hall-fame
Congratulations to Porf. Schloerb!
Astronomers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are marking an especially meaningful event this National Astronomy Week, as a team led by Professor Peter Schloerb recently received a three-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide support for the Large Millimeter Telescope in Mexico and to offer – for the first time – access to it for astronomers from any U.S. institution. For more information: https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/umass-amherst-astronomy-opens-elite
Thank you Professor Stephen Schneider, Professor Daniela Calzetti, and Beth Berry for recording our virtual Sunrise gathering!
Bill Dent with students in 1969
The Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will not require GRE scores (both general and physics) in the 2021 application cycle to their graduate program. To apply for our program please visit https://www.umass.edu/graduate/programs/astronomy. Priority applications are due December 15th, 2020, with a final deadline of January 15, 2021.