Astronomy Professor Andrew Gould and his team have received a $5M contract from the Korea Astronomy and Space Sciences Institute to build cameras for the Korea Microlensing Telescope Network.
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The OSU Astronomy Department will hold its Spring 2012 Public Star Party on Saturday, April 28, from 8:30-11pm, in conjunction with Global Astronomy Day 2012.
Johnny Greco, a junior double major in Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, has been named a 2012 Goldwater Scholar, the highest award for undergraduate researchers in science, math, or engineering.
The Sun is so large that a million Earths could fit inside it, yet there are stars much larger than the Sun, and the distances between them are truly awesome. The large sizes encountered in astronomy are part of its fascination, but depicting them is perhaps astronomy's greatest challenge.
Price Prize winners, Sayan Chakraborti of the Tata Institute and Michele Fumagalli of Santa Cruz will visit CCAPP in 2012.
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.