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

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

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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

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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

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