News and Events

Thursday, April 11, 2019





Gopal Narayanan and Peter Schloerb coordinated the "Event Horizon Telescope" (EHT), essentially turning the Earth into a giant telecope by coordinating observations from sites in Mexico, Hawaii, Arizona, the South Pole, Chile, and Spain. The Large Millimeter Telescope.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Cosmic Life Cycle of Massive Galaxies
3:45 p.m. in LGRT-B 1033

Monday, March 4, 2019

Amherst College LEADS presents "Space Now and Beyond", featuring a panel exploring current and future topics of space and aeronautics.

Monday, March 4 8:00 p.m.
Lipton Lecture Hall, Amherst College Science Center
25 East Drive Amherst, MA 01002

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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

Friday, February 15, 2019

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.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Spring 2019 Journals Club begins February 4th. This semester's focus is "A Review of Cultural Issues Facing Astronomers".

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The 2019 Dannie Heineman Prize was awarded to PhD Alumn Ted Bergin by the American Astronomical Society and the American Institute of Physics.