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.
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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.
Congratulations to Michael Stamatikos, who won both the 2017 Faculty Service Award (Tenure-Track) and the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award (Tenure-Track) at OSU Newark! Dr.