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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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The August 21 Eclipse as Seen at Williams College

Though far from the band of totality, our rooftop observatory was host to a crowd of excited eclipse watchers. More than 150 people turned out to view the sun as it was 65% covered by the moon on August 21. Steve Souza, Observatory Supervisor, set up several telescopes, including a “sun funnel” that projected the

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New Photos of the Hopkins Observatory

New photos of the 7″ Alvan Clark refractor from 1851 (Clark’s first telescope) and a room of the Mehlin Museum of Astronomy below the dome that includes an 1876 Repsold meridian transit, in the original building of the Hopkins Observatory (constructed 1836-8), were taken by Ralph Lieberman as part of the architecture-at-Williams book project by

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8 Students Chosen for the Expedition to the August 21 Solar Eclipse

The eight students chose for the expedition to the August 21 Solar Eclipse are: Erin Meadors ’20 Ross Yu ’19 Christian Lockwood ’20 Charles Ide ’20 Connor Marti ’20 Declan Daly ’20 Cielo Perez ’19 Brendan Rosseau ’19 funding: NSF; National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration; NASA Massachusetts Space Grant; Williams College Science Division;

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American Astronomical Society Meeting, January 2017

Current students and alumni at American Astronomical Society meeting, Grapevine, TX

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Congratulations to Terry Suer ’05 and Dave Ticehurst ’04, new Ph.D.’s

Terry-Ann’s geosciences thesis at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, was on diamond-anvil measurements of the metal-silicate partitioning behaviours of siderophile and volatile elements at the conditions of the deep primitive Earth, to provide constraints on the mechanisms of terrestrial core formation. David Ticehurst’s physics thesis at U. North Carolina was “An Investigation

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Pasachoff Wins Award from American Association of Physics Teachers

http://www.aapt.org/aboutaapt/pressreleases/2017_AAPT_Richtmyer_Memorial_Lecture_Award.cfm

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Fall/Winter Planetarium Shows

Williams College Announces Planetarium Schedule for the Fall Semester

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Williams College Faculty, Alumna, and Staff Observe Solar Eclipse’s Effects on Weather

Williams College Faculty, Alumna, and Staff Observe Solar Eclipse’s Effects on Weather

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Summer 2016 Planetarium Shows

Hopkins Observatory Announces Summer Planetarium Schedule

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