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Scientific Observations Planned for Monday’s Transit of Mercury

Scientific Observations Planned for Monday’s Transit of Mercury

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National Geographic’s Committee for Research and Exploration awards a grant for the 2017 total solar eclipse expedition

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NSF Awards $264,000 to Williams College and Other Institutions to Support Student-Faculty Research in Astronomy

NSF Awards $264,000 to Williams College and Other Institutions to Support Student-Faculty Research in Astronomy

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National Geographic Explorer Moment of the Week: August 2015

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/explorer-moment-of-week/

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Triennial General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Hawaii, August 2015

Williams College faculty and alumni at the International Astronomical Union’s General Assembly in Honolulu, August 2015.

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Williams College Expedition to the March 20 total solar eclipse

A team including Williams College professor of astronomy Jay Pasachoff and junior astrophysics major Allison Carter ’16 will be part of an expedition to study the solar corona at the March 20, 2015, total solar eclipse in Svalbard, halfway between the top of Norway and the north pole.  The expedition was supported by a grant to

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Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium

During July 14th through July 15th, Karen Kwitter and Steven Souza represented Williams College at the Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium summer faculty meeting held at Haverford.

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Stellar Occultation Observing in New Zealand

During July 17 through July 30th, Jay Pasachoff visited the Mt. John University Observatory in New Zealand with Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium student, Adam Schiff ’15 of Middlebury College for Stellar occultation observing.  Student Tina Seeger ’16 worked on related data and eclipse data in Williamstown.

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Pasachoffs have article, review in Nature

Jay and Naomi Pasachoff reviewed, for the journal Nature (February 27, 2014 issue), the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Borodin’s opera Prince Igor, since it has a solar eclipse as an important part of its Prologue.  Jay Pasachoff and art-historian Roberta J. M. Olson (New-York Historical Society) had the cover story about eclipses in the art of Henry

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Williams alumni and students at the American Astronomical Society’s meeting

Over ten Williams astronomy and astrophysics alumni as well as former Keck Summer Fellows at Williams College joined Prof. Pasachoff and two current students, Allison Carter ’16 and Allen Davis ’14, at the American Astronomical Society’s 223rd meeting, held in National Harbor, Maryland (near Washington, DC) in January 2014.  Pasachoff, Carter, and Davis then proceeded, as

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