While giant telescopes like LBT garner most of the attention, the 2-meter class telescope remain the workhorses of astronomy and the training ground for the next generation of observational astronomers.
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The daily half hour of scientific discussion is the centerpiece of the vigorous intellectual life of the Department of Astronomy.
A fairly new method for finding exoplanets lead to a pleasant surprise for one OSU astronomy undergraduate. Working on an undergraduate research project during the summer of 2009, Julia Janczak became the first OSU undergraduate to find an exoplanet using microlensing.
From science fiction to science fact, black holes have captured the interests of people for many years. Find out how the most massive of black holes are studied and where in the universe they can be found.
It may be an extremely little telescope, but KELT is far from insignificant. KELT's job of searching for exoplanets goes to show that even the smallest telescopes can still make a large contribution to astronomy and the science community overall.
While NASA's space telescope, KEPLER, has been probing the universe for exoplanets, this is not its only contribution to astronomy. OSU faculty and graduate students find new ways of studying stars using KEPLER's data.