The public is invited to witness sunrise and sunset associated with the autumnal equinox among the standing stones of the UMass Sunwheel on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 6:30 am and 6 pm.
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.
What is the summer solstice? An astronomer explains
Sunwheel and sky-watching evens mark the Summer Solstice on June 20-21.
NASA's legacy extragalactic UV survey data released.
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.