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.
January 8, 2013 press contact: James Kolesar, Public Affairs Office, Willliams College; firstname.lastname@example.org science contact: Jay Pasachoff, Caltech 150-21, Pasadena, CA 91125; on sabbatical from Williams College; email@example.com. 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 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 »
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 »
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.full article »
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.full article »