News and Events

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Several FCAD students were honored with Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards at the 235th AAS winter meeting in Hawaii:
Iver Warburton (Smith) Recipient
Jea Adams (Amherst) Honorable mention
Zoe Kearney (UMass) Honorable mention
In addition, two students from the DAWN-IRES Scholars Program, run by Prof. Whitaker (UMass), were also honored:
Way to go!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Graduate student Sarah Betti won the competitive Dissertation Research Grant for 2020-2021.


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Monday, May 4, 2020

FCAD undergraduate student Jea Adams, an Amherst College Junior, has won three awards for her excellent scholarship:

The Lorna M Peterson Prize from the Five Colleges
A Goldwater Scholarship See campus news artice here.
AAS Chambliss Prize Honorable Mention for her poster at the 2020 Winter Meeting

Jea has a broad research resume including research on exoplanets with Prof. Kate Follette (Amherst college) and distant galaxy clusters with Prof. Alexandra Pope (UMass).

Congratulations Jea!



Monday, May 4, 2020

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences this week announced that internationally recognized scholar Daniela Calzetti, professor and head of astronomy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been elected to the panel “in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Portrait photo of Dr. Calzetti, short hair with purple sweater
All lectures begin at 4 p.m. in the Great Hall, Old Chapel, and are free and open to the public. A reception immediately follows each lecture in the Multipurpose Room, 1st Floor, Old Chapel.

"How Do Stars Form? Beyond the "Spherical Cow" Model"

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The computing committee compiled Astronomy Work From Home Helpful Resources for undergraduate students.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020



Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Smith College Faculty Candidate, Dr. Ferah Munshi (University of Oklahoma), will present her talk, "What's the (dark) matter with dwarf galaxies?" 12-1 in LGRT 533.

Friday, March 6, 2020




UMass Postdoc and ALMA Ambassador, Christopher Faesi, will host an ALMA proposal workshop in partnership with The National Radio Astronomy Observatory.