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August 15, 2019
Leading experts, including Nobel Prize Winner Rai Weiss and OSU's very own John Beacom among others, discuss the future and far future of gravitational wave astronomy from upgrading LIGO to larger…
August 6, 2019
From COSI to NASA to the President's Prize, Anna Voelker's story is a journey that started with struggle. Read more about Anna's journey and her success here!
July 30, 2019
Congratulations to all members of the Astronomy Department’s Student Undergraduate Research Program on completing their summer’s work! This past Friday, the SURP students presented their work to…
May 8, 2019
Dan Pappalardo, Senior Design Engineer in the Astronomy Department's Imaging Sciences Laboratory, has been named one of twelve recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Staff Award, Ohio State’s highest…

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