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Spotlight on Astronomy

Recent Department news and announcements

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Women in Science

March 30, 2018
Lisa Kaltenegger is one of the women featured in this special article collection who are ground-breaking leaders of their disciplines and advocates for the advancement of science.
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Teukolsky to give Hans Bethe Lecture

March 19, 2018
Astrophysicist Saul Teukolsky will explain gravitational waves and describe how he and his colleagues at Cornell used supercomputers to show that the waves came from black holes.
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Fate of Exomoons

March 8, 2018
Led by Yu-Cian Hong (Cornell University), a team of scientists has now explored the fate of exomoons in planet–planet scattering situations using a suite of N-body numerical simulations.
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Fast radio bursts

January 12, 2018
An international group of astronomers has found that the Cornell-discovered fast radio burst FRB 121102 – a brief, gigantic pulse of radio waves from 3 billion light years away – passes through a veil of magnetized plasma. This causes the cosmic blasts to “shout and twist,” which will help the scientists determine the source.
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New Frontiers

December 21, 2017
NASA has selected two finalist concepts for a robotic mission planned to launch in the mid-2020s: a comet sample return mission, Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return (CAESAR), Principal Investigator: Steve Squyres.
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Breakthrough Prize

December 6, 2017
Rachel Bean, professor of astronomy and senior associate dean of undergraduate education for the College of Arts and Sciences, is among a team of 27 scientists who won a share of the $3 million 2018 Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics Dec. 3.
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Clash of 'titan' galaxies

November 14, 2017
A pair of massive, hyper-luminous galaxies are merging in front of astronomer’s eyes for the first time and revealing secrets of cosmic creation.
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Area higher education

November 6, 2017
The fourth annual Town-Gown Resource Fair drew wide interest from around the community, including educators looking for potential field trip destinations and learning activities for their elementary or secondary school children; residents interested in new places to take visiting relatives; members of social and governmental agencies seeking partners for initiatives.
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A breakthrough telescope

October 24, 2017
Professor Martha Haynes discusses the CCAT-prime telescope project.
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Voyager - 40 Years of Discovery

October 11, 2017
Celebrate with us Voyager missions & humankind's message to space. Oct 19th 8pm, Baily Hall.