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 more »

Pasachoff, Allen Davis '14, Zophia Edwards '05, Daniel Seaton '01 collaborate on November 3, 2013, total solar eclipse observations from Africa and from space.

Pasachoff, Babcock, Lu '13 observe transits of Venus from Earth, Jupiter, Saturn

January 8, 2013   press contact: James Kolesar, Public Affairs Office, Willliams College; jkolesar@williams.edu science contact: Jay Pasachoff, Caltech 150-21, Pasadena, CA 91125; on sabbatical from Williams College; jmp@caltech.edu.  Cell phone contact: 617 285 6351   Embargo: until the session begins on Wednesday, January 9, at 10:30 am PST   The three transits of Venus more »

Pasachoff, Babcock, Lu '13, alumni observe total solar eclipse from Australia

Pasachoff, Babcock Study Pluto, Other Outer-Solar-System Objects, Awarded NASA Grant

Pasachoff Participates in Hubble Space Telescope Observations

Pasachoff participated in Hubble Space Telescope 22-hour-long observations of Jupiter in an attempt to detect the transit of Venus that was visible there on September 20, 2012, and received a Space Telescope Science Institute grant from NASA in support.  He reports on the Williams College team’s transit of Venus observations from June 5, supported by more »

Kwitter and colleagues awarded time with 10.4-m Gran Telescopio Canarias

The largest ground-based optical telescope in the world is the 10.4-meter diameter Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) on La Palma in the Canary Islands. Karen Kwitter and colleagues (R. Corradi, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, B. Balick, U. Washington, and R. Henry, U. Oklahoma) have been awarded time on the GTC in the fall of fall 2012 to observe two planetary more »

Pasachoff blogs from the 2012 International Astronomical General Assembly in Beijing

Kwitter Awarded Observing Time with Hubble Telescope

Karen B. Kwitter, the Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Astronomy at Williams College, and five colleagues have been granted observing time with the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope to study how planetary nebulae have contributed to the amounts of carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen in the Milky Way Galaxy.

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Pasachoff Awarded NSF Grant to Study Solar Eclipses

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year grant of $158,234 to Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and director of the Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. The grant will support research on the two major solar eclipses that will occur in 2012.

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