Dr. Nia Imara, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will present special lunch talk,"Star Formation Then and Now". Dr. Imara is a faculty candidate in Astronomy at Smith College and the Five College Astronomy Department.
Astronaut and UMass Amherst Alumna, Cady Coleman PhD (class of '91), will present, "Lessons from Space Lead Straight Back to Earth", Wednesday 2/27 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Commonwealth Honors College. This event is free and open to the public
The 25th Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference (MassURC) will take place on Friday, April 26th, 2019 in the Lincoln Campus Center at UMass Amherst. Abstracts and registrations are due by Friday, February 15 at 11:59 p.m.
Spring 2019 Journals Club begins February 4th. This semester's focus is "A Review of Cultural Issues Facing Astronomers".
Students from Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Holyoke visited to tour our research facilities, eat donuts, and meet our researchers and faculty. Special thanks to Camilla Sise, Physics Teacher and Head of the High School's Science Department, for arranging the visit!
UMass Amherst will host the January 18-20 American Physical Society Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP).
The Astronomy Department will host the 5th New England Star Formation Meeting on January 18, 2019. The aim of this series of meetings is to bring together the students, postdocs, and faculty who are working on topics related to the Galactic star formation, in order to share recent research efforts.
Congratulations to graduate student Sarah Betti's first peer-reviewed publication, "Constraining the Magnetic Field of the Smith High Velocity Cloud using Faraday Rotation".
Two undergraduate astronomy majors, Zoe Kearney and Kenneth Lin, were selected as UMass nominees for the national Goldwater Scholarship competition.