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Fall 2021 Semester Highlights

The new semester begins with Prof. Jay Pasachoff, Visiting Prof. Marek Demianski, and Lecturer Dr. Kevin Flaherty teaching the courses.  Prof. Michael Allison, Director Emeritus of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is joining the department as a non-resident Research Associate and Associate of the Hopkins Observatory and will occasionally… Continue reading »

Prospective Majors Meeting on Friday

The Astronomy department will be hosting open Zoom hours this Friday (April 30th) from 1-3pm to discuss the Astronomy and Astrophysics majors and to answer any questions that you might have. You are welcome to come for any part of the 1-3pm time. Click here for the Zoom link. Continue reading »

Peñaloza-Murillo Leads New Eclipse-related Paper in Press

“Anomalies and fluctuations of near-surface air temperature at Tianhuangping (Zhejiang), China, produced by the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century under cloudy skies” by Marcos A. Peñaloza-Murillo, Michael T. Roman & Jay M. Pasachoff has been accepted in Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Continue reading »

Pre-Registration Advising Hours 2020

The following astronomy faculty are offering major advising between now and August 13.  People’s preferred times to meet are listed–in all cases, you should send an email with a few suggested times (EDT) that would work for you.   Kevin Flaherty (Tuesday/Wednesday) Anne Jaskot… Continue reading »

Annular solar eclipse of June 21

Because of COVID-19 lockdowns unable to travel into the zone of annularity, where a 0.3% annulus of everyday sun remained around the lunar silhouette at maximum, Prof. Pasachoff monitored the eclipse progress from Williamstown on the Web.  He had made suggestions to several observers in Oman and India for observing… Continue reading »

Statement in support of Black students, friends and colleagues

In line with messages from Williams College President Maud Mandel, American Astronomical Society President Megan Donahue, the American Physical Society, and many others, we stand in support of our black students, friends, and colleagues in these challenging times. Prof Jay Pasachoff, Prof Anne Jaskot, Dr. Kevin Flaherty   Protests, Justice,… Continue reading »

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