Robert Williams, former director of the Space Telescope Science Institute, will speak on "Probing the Distant Universe with Hubble Space Telescope" on Monday, October 22 at 8:00 PM in the Student Union Ballroom at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Click on link below to see a poster for the event for more information.
On clear Saturdays, there will be a solar telescope at the site of the UMass SunWheel, from 1 to 2 pm, for observing the Sun. The event is free and open to the public.
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.