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Pasachoff to receive education/outreach award from Astronomical Society of the Pacific

https://astrosociety.org/who-we-are/awards/klumpke-roberts-award.html

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At the 2019 Space Telescope Science Institute Spring Symposium in Baltimore, April 23

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Pasachoff receives 3-year NSF grant for eclipse studies

https://communications.williams.edu/news-releases/5_24_2019_pasachoffnsfgrant/

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Connect with other astronomy alumni on May 14

Ever wonder how many career paths have been taken by Williams alumni who graduated with the same major as you? On Tuesday, May 14, you can find out by joining Eph Connect for a virtual networking hour with your fellow majors across the decades.   Starting at 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific, in less than

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Jay Pasachoff comments on the giant black hole in M87, Powehi

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/black-hole-named-powehi-by-hawaii-university-professor/2019/04/11/b62f2978-5cc7-11e9-98d4-844088d135f2_story.html?utm_term=.127892e95a58

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Megan Bruck Syal ’07 quoted in The New York Times on defense of Earth from asteroids

“A successful deflection becomes more difficult to execute as warning time decreases,” said Megan Bruck Syal, a planetary defense researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. “For the shortest warning times, robust disruption and dispersal of the fragments may be the only viable option to prevent the impact.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/science/asteroids-nuclear-weapons.html      

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Brendan Rosseau ’19 Chosen as winner of 2019 Global Space Congress Competition

Brendan Rosseau ‘19 has been chosen as the winner of the Global Space Congress Competition 2019, which is relevant to his senior thesis on space policy. As part of the prize, he will attend the Global Space Congress (March 19-21) in Abu Dhabi. https://www.globalspacecongress.com/events/global-space-congress-2019/event-summary-ae6d3a25a75a4cb88ea19b02560959fa.aspx

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Kevin Flaherty: Aspen Radio Interview, July 2018

http://www.kdnk.org/post/radio-physics-kevin-flaherty-studies-star-formation

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Gathering of Astronomy Alums from wide range of classes: AAS Meeting Jan. 2019

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Effect of Total Solar Eclipse on Terrestrial Atmosphere

An article on the effect of a total solar eclipse on the terrestrial atmosphere, by visiting scholar Prof. Marcos Peñaloza-Murillo (from Venezuela) and Prof. Jay Pasachoff has been accepted by the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres.  Ross Yu ’19 is writing his senior thesis on similar effects from the 2017 total solar eclipse. which was observed

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