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December 5, 2011

An otherwise nondescript binary star system in the Whirlpool Galaxy has brought astronomers tantalizingly close to their goal of observing a star just before it goes supernova.

A study by…

November 17, 2011

The highly-coveted NSF CAREER award will allow astronomy associate professor Scott Gaudi to take his scientific investigations to the next level, supporting his new project, The Demographics of…

August 1, 2011

Well known for being the brightest and largest globular cluster in the Milky Way Galaxy, Omega Centauri is also considered one of the strangest.

Although Omega Centauri’s peculiarities…

August 1, 2011

In addition to partnering on Large Binocular Telescope and the 2.4-meter telescope at MDM observatory in Arizona, the Imaging Sciences Lab has developed a number of important astronomical…

July 29, 2011

While the office of Astronomy Professor Anil Pradhan appears to be like any other office, there is something extremely unique happening within. Amongst the countless hardcopies of published…

July 29, 2011

Astronomy is considered the most ancient of all sciences, and many believe that the field has recently undergone a “golden age” where our understanding of the Universe is now increasing by the…

July 29, 2011

At 10:25 am on the fourth floor of McPherson at The Ohio State University, the last few collared shirts—both Hawaiian and polo—struggle to hold their bikes or laptops in one hand, while fumbling…

July 26, 2011

Undergraduate astronomy majors at Ohio State have the opportunity to collect data at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, work on the latest instruments that will be used to obtain data from…

July 26, 2011

Ever since the revelation that the majority of galaxies in the universe host a supermassive black hole at their centers, astronomers have been working to measure the masses of these black holes in…