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.
Professor Daniela Calzetti, PI for the Hubble Treasury project, and colleagues release stellar and star cluster catalogs for 50 LEGUS galaxies.
Graduate School honors distringuished mentor and staff award recipients, including Astronomy Department Associate Professor Alex Pope.
Astronomer Mark Heyer has created a new musical composition expressing the movement of gases through the galaxy as musical note, "Milky Way Blues".
Miranda Eiben, a double-major in astronomy and engineering, is one of the recipients of the Field Scholarship given by the UMass Alumni Association.
One of our Astronomy majors, Kenneth Lin, was just awarded a prestigious summer fellowship to do research in Japan. The program is called the 2018 Nakatani RIES U.S. Fellows Program.
Professor Alex Pope was featured in a women in science promotional video recently made at UMass Amherst.
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.