On August 8, 2017, Subo Dong, a faculty member of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics of Peking University and 2009 OSU Astronomy PhD recipient was awarded the Su-Shu Huang Prize of the Chinese Astronomical S
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The Department of Astronomy and CCAPP hosted our eleventh annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium on August 4, 2017. Students who participated in our Summer Undergraduate Research Program presented their research and answered questions.
The Department of Astronomy hosted a Teacher Resource Day for local elementary and middle school teachers on Tuesday, August 1st.
Professors Scott Gaudi and Andy Gould, Postdoctoral Researchers Matthew Penny and Radek Poleski, and former PhD student Calen Henderson, are part of a 17-member international team who received NASA’s highly competitive Group Achievement Award for significant contributions to NASA's mission.
Astronomer Scott Gaudi, Thomas Jefferson Professor for Discovery and Space Exploration, co-led an international team that has discovered the hottest planet known. The team has been tracking the distinctly odd planet since mid-2014.
For the first time, astronomers have seen a dying star collapse directly into a black hole, rather than explode as a supernove. The star was about 25 times as massive as our Sun, and this fizzle could explain why astronomers rarely see the most massive stars explode.