24-inch telescope observes JWST

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), a 6-meter diameter space telescope, is set to produce spectacular images and redefine much of what we know about the universe. At a million miles from Earth, JWST is centered on a point in space known as L2, which allows it to stay in… Continue reading »

Most Recent Total Solar Eclipse—Saturday, December 4, 2021

Pasachoff, Jay M., 2021/2022, “Totality From Above the Clouds,” Sky and Telescope, online and pending in print. Theo Boris, Christian A. Lockwood, David Zimmerman (JM Pasachoff Antarctic Expedition), 2021 (Dec. 9), “A Total Eclipse of the Sun,” cited in Forbes article: Wall Street… Continue reading »

Previous Total Solar Eclipse – Monday, December 14, 2020

2020 Eclipse prediction — 2020 Eclipse comet —       … Continue reading »

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 »