Skip to Main Content

News & Events

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

2019 News and Announcements

  • January 6-10, 2019: AAS Meeting - Seattle, Wash.
    • Timothy Cook will present two posters: “A balloon payload for infrared stellar astronomy” and “Time-Domain Astronomy with SOFIA: Results from Current Observations with FORCAST and Prospects with the Proposed New Instrument S3”

2018 News and Announcements

  • December 10-14, 2018: AGU Fall Meeting - Washington D.C.
    • Supriya Chakrabarti presented the talk, “Planetary Imaging Concept Testbed Using a Recoverable Experiment - Coronagraph (PICTURE–C): A high altitude balloon experiment to directly image and characterize debris disks around nearby stars”
    • Ofer Cohen presented the talk, “Extending the Definition of Planet Habitability to Include Space Environment Factors”
    • Susanna Finn presented the poster, “Remote Sensing of the Tropical Arcs with LITES Observations from the ISS
    • Qusai Al Shidi presented the poster, “A 2.5D Model of the Solar Chromosphere
  • June 28, 2018: LOCSST had its second successful visit by students from the Portland high-school. The students visited the LOCSST labs and learned about Space Weather and black holes from professors Cohen and Laycock. 
  • June 6, 2018: LOCSST hosted the Boston Area Exoplanet Science Meeting with attendees from all the Northeast Us region.
  • May 16, 2018: Two Immersive Scholars will be working with SPACE HAUC this summer: Kyle Hamblett and Robert Pierzynski. Congratulations to our former student project manager, Samuel Ashton, on recently graduating!  The new student project manager is Simthyrearch Dy, a Physics student.
  • May 2, 2018: Prof. Laycock published an article about NASA’s RXTE mission in The Conversation.
  • April 25, 2018: Glenn Howe and George Geddes have been awarded Summer 2018 MASGC fellowships for their research work.
  • March 28, 2018: Prof. Cohen was quoted in a Scientific American news article.
  • Jan. 8-12, 2018: AAS Meeting, Washington D.C., The talk "PICTURE-C: A NASA Balloon Mission to Directly Image Exozodiacal Dust Around Nearby Stars" by C. Mendillo, K. Hewawasam, G. A. Howe, J. Martel, S. Finn, T. Cook, and S. Chakrabarti will be presented.