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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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September 2018 Astronomy Community Lunch

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Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium is now a member of institution of AURA

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy has welcomed the Keck consortium as an institutional member.  AURA, a consortium of US institutions and international affiliates, operates world-class astronomical observatories in Arizona, Hawaii and Chile on behalf of NASA and the NSF.  Many KNAC faculty, including astronomers at Williams, have used AURA facilities over their

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Welcome newest faculty members!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new faculty members: Dr. Anne Jaskot, ‘08, as Assistant Professor of Astronomy; and Dr. Kevin Flaherty as Lecturer and Observatory Supervisor. Dr. Flaherty will join us this coming summer, while Dr. Jaskot will complete her Hubble Fellowship at U Mass, before arriving on campus in the

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AAS Media Fellow

Kerry Hensley ’14, a 4th-year graduate student in astronomy at Boston University, has been selected by the American Astronomical Society as the first ever “AAS Media Fellow.” Her responsibilities include helping to run press conferences at AAS meetings and writing for AAS print and online publications. Congratulations, Kerry!

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