A study using a unique new instrument on the world’s largest optical telescope has revealed the likely origins of especially bright supernovae that astronomers use as easy-to-spot “mile markers” to measure the expansion and acceleration of the universe.
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Graduate students Kate Grier and Calen Henderson recently attended training on how to use the SciDome projection system at the Spitz Summer Institute.
The Price Prize recognizes graduate students who have shown outstanding promise in areas of research closely connected to those of CCAPP. This year's recipients: Charlotte Strege (Imperial College, London) and Chris Williams (U of Chicago).
Scott Gaudi and Chris Hirata have been named by President Obama as recipients of Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
Our 1960s-vintage Spitz planetarium is closing on June 4 for a major renovation. It will re-open in Fall 2012 as a state-of-the-art digital planetarium.