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OSU and NASA Astronomers Find Twins of Eta Carina

January 9, 2016
Eta Carina (Hubble Space Telescope image)

Eta Carinae, the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years, is best known for an enormous eruption seen in the mid-19th century that hurled at least 10 times the sun's mass into space.

OSU Planetarium to be named for Professor Arne Slettebak

April 15, 2015
OSU Planetarium in 1968 with Prof. Arne Slettebak

At their April 10 meeting, the Ohio State University Board of Trustees in recognition of contributions to the College of Arts and Sciences by Gerald and Ann Newsom and David and Sheryl Price, approved the planetarium’s official new name: the Arne Slettebak Planetarium.

David Weinberg wins the AAS Lancelot M. Berkeley Prize

January 14, 2015
Photo of David Weinberg

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) awarded David H. Weinberg, the Henry L. Cox Professor in Astronomy and Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the Lancelot M. Berkeley New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy.

“Assassin” Targets Supernovae in Our Neighborhood of the Universe

January 8, 2015
Photo of a Supernova shot by the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae

SEATTLE—While many astronomical collaborations use powerful telescopes to target individual objects in the distant universe, a new project at The Ohio State University is doing something radically different: using small telescopes to study a growing portion of the nearby universe all at once.

Welcome New Planetarium Director Dr. Wayne Schlingman!

July 30, 2014
Photo of Wayne M. Schlingman

Wayne M. Schlingman, the new director of the Ohio State Planetarium, has a room with an enviable view with seats he will never have trouble filling. And he's ready to start taking people out of this world.