Below you will find a list of our current news and announcements. If you are looking for past ones, please visit our Past News and Announcements page.

2023 News and Announcements

Symposium Picture 2023
  • April 2023: Congratulations to our graduate Student Research Symposium presentation winner, Nicholas Sorabella.
  • April 13, 2023:  Liam Neely presented talk on his capstone project "Observing Exoplanet Transits with Schueller Observatory" at 7 p.m. in Dugan Hall, Room 210 followed by views through the telescopes (weather permitting) in South Campus field.
  • April 2023: Several students gave presentations at the Student Research Symposium.
  • February 2023: Congratulations to the Spring 2023 MASGC Fellowship Awardees: graduate students Lukas Hanson, Mitchell Bailey, Thaddeus Potter, and Charmi Patel and undergraduate students Joshua Barosi and Liam Neeley.
  • February 2023: Mark Clampin, the Astrophysics Division Director of NASA, commented on recent results from our balloon flight during the NASA Town Hall at the 241st meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Watch his comments in the NASA Joint Program Analysis Group video.
  • February 2023: Prof. Silas Laycock article “Why does the Earth spin?” was published in The Conversation.
  • February 2023: Soumitra Hazra’s paper has been announced on the NOVA channel of the AAS: Detecting Exoplanets’ Elusive Magnetic Fields with Radio Transits
  • February 9, 2023: Schueller Observatory Public Open Night.
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. “Searching for the First Stars – Traveling to the ends of the Earth to see the beginnings of the Universe” by Rigel Cappallo – Dugan 102
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m. Viewing through various sized telescopes in South Campus Field -astronomers were be on hand
  • January 2023: Sayantan Bhattacharya was invited and gave a talk (pdf) at S N Bose National Center for Basic Sciences, India on " Blue Supergiants X-ray Binaries in The Starburst Galaxy IC 10".
  • January 2023: Prof. Tim Cook presented "The Ultraviolet" at AAS241 in Seattle, Wash. from January 8-12, 2023.