The public is invited to observe sunrise and sunset of the longest day of the year among the standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel on Friday June 21 at 5:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. UMass Amherst astronomer Stephen Schneider will explain the astronomical cause of the solstice at the hour-long gatherings and answer questions.
More info: www.umass.edu/sunwheel/pages/gatherings.html
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/380421392601595/
Please contact Janet Lathrop with any questions: 413/545-2989; firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us Wednesday, June 12, at 1:00PM for Brandt Gaches’ Dissertation Defense, “The Impact of Protostellar Feedback on Astrochemistry” in LGRT 1033. There will be a small reception in after the event.
Congratulations to our colleague Robert Gutermuth on his promotion to Associate Research Professor!
We are excited to welcome this year's undergrad FCAD summer research assistants. The program officially starts Monday 5/20, with a welcoming reception at 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. in the new lounge (Lederle Tower 531)
This Thursday afternoon (May 9, 4pm in LGRT 1033), a special guest panel from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team will present the first picture of a black hole in a series of short talks followed by Q&A. Panelists include: Lindy Blackburn (CFA), Dominic Pesce (CfA), and Sara Issaoun from (Radboud U). The panel will be hosted by Gopal Narayanan (UMass Amherst).
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.
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