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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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April 22: Faculty Research Lunch with Karen Kwitter

You are invited to a Faculty Research Lunch for Staff on Wed., April 22, noon, Faculty Club. Karen Kwitter, Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Astronomy, will discuss “Lives of the Stars.” To reserve your space, contact Noelle Lemoine at nlemoine@williams.edu or x4277. Space is limited. http://web.williams.edu/messages/show.php?id=32346

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

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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

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