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Welcome new Astro majors from the class of 2026!

This past Wednesday we welcomed the newest group of astronomy/astrophysics majors, with cakes from Tunnel City, and astronomy t-shirts. We are excited for such a wonderful group of new majors!   Newly declared astro majors (left to right): Thomas Huckans ’26, Sydney Eyestone ’26, Maile Ruiz ’26, Valeria Lopez… Continue reading »

Astronomy Department Attends 243rd AAS meeting

Students and faculty attended the 243rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held in New Orleans in January 2024. With over 3000 astronomers in attendance, AAS meetings are one of the largest gatherings of astronomers in the world. Valeria Lopez ’26, Hector Mendoza ’24, Berit Olsson ’24, Tasan Smith-Gandy ’24,… Continue reading »

Open Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy Position

The Williams College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a visiting assistant professor of astronomy position, with teaching duties starting September 2024. We seek an astronomer from any research area that is eager to teach both introductory and advanced courses. Click here for details, including application instructions,… Continue reading »

Valeria Lopez ’26 presents at NAC

Alessandra Valeria Lopez ’26 presented her research at the National Astronomy Council meeting in Washington D.C. during the first weekend of October. Her talk, “Nuclear Roots, Cosmic Exploration: Los Alamos and VLA in New Mexico”, was based on her research this past summer at NRAO in Charlottesville, VA. Valeria… Continue reading »

Astronomy Department attends Fall 2023 KNAC symposium

Every fall the Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium (KNAC), a collection of astronomy departments from small colleges in the northeast (Colgate, Haverford, Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, Wesleyan, Wellsley, Williams, Vassar, and Middlebury) get together for an undergraduate research symposium. At the meeting students from across the consortium present research that they completed… Continue reading »

Anna Tosolini wins Chambliss award

Anna Tosolini ’23 won a Chambliss award for her poster (Building a Protoplanetary Disk Turbulence Sample) at the 241st meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held this past January in Seattle. These awards are given to recognize exemplary research by students. Congratulations Anna! Hector Mendoza ’24, Anna Tosolini ’23,… Continue reading »

Williams College at 241st AAS Meeting

Students and faculty attended the 241st meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held in Seattle in January 2023. With over 3000 astronomers in attendance, AAS meetings are one of the largest gatherings of astronomers, featuring presentations across all disciplines of astronomy. Achref Dhahbi ’23, Anna Tosolini ’23, Micaela Foreman ’23,… Continue reading »

Astronomy Department attends KNAC fall symposium

Every fall the Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium (KNAC), a collection of astronomy departments from small colleges in the northeast (Colgate, Haverford, Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, Wesleyan, Wellesley, Williams, Vassar, Middlebury), get together for an undergraduate research symposium. At the meeting students from across the consortium present research that they completed the… Continue reading »

New Telescope

On June 27th we accepted the donation of a new (to us) 16″ Meade RCX400 telescope. Standing nearly four feet tall, and weighing over 300 pounds, this telescope is a substantial instrument, that will add to our collection of telescopes on the roof of TPL. The next step is to… Continue reading »

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