Visual Astronomy Display: April 2023

Our video wall is almost back in working condition, but until it is, here is the Visual Astronomy Display for April that you can watch on your own! Highlights: Have a suggestion for next month? Share your suggestions, questions, and comments. Playlist Archive

April Star Notes Update

Hello everyone, This is Sydney and Katie, Star Notes and Project PHaEDRA researchers. We hope that you had a wonderful Women’s History Month in March, and thank you for remaining interested in our work and for volunteering your time to help with our research! As always, we appreciate your effort to learn about the history …

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Visual Astronomy Display: March 2023

Even though our video wall is still out of commission, you can still watch our Visual Astronomy Display remotely. Highlights… Have a suggestion for next month? Share your suggestions, questions, and comments. Playlist Archive

Creating the Center for Astrophysics: An Interview with Dr. George Field

In March 2023, Dr. George Field, founding director of the Center for Astrophysics sat down with Dr. Harvey Tananbaum to discuss the CfA as it approaches its 50th anniversary. Field has been in the area on and off since first accepting the role at the Observatory in 1973. Throughout their conversation, Field and Tananbaum remember the CfA during its formative years– when the idea of a joint Smithsonian and Harvard research institution was a novel idea.

March Star Notes Update

Hello everyone, This is Sydney and Katie, Star Notes and Project PHaEDRA researchers. Happy Women’s History Month! Thank you for remaining interested in our work and for volunteering your time to help with our research! We appreciate your effort to learn about the history of women in astronomy, as well as preserve the research of …

February 2023 Star Notes Update

Hello everyone, This is Sydney and Katie, Star Notes and Project PHaEDRA researchers. We hope that your year has started off great! Thank you for remaining interested in our work and for volunteering your time to help with our research! We appreciate your effort to learn about the history of women in astronomy, as well …

Visual Astronomy Display: January 2023

Highlights… See the different types of snow and frost on Mars; Learn about the Roman Space Telescope’s coronagraph instrument; PBS SpaceTime breaks down the differences between particles and quasi-particles; SciShow reviews what missions are scheduled to launch in 2023; Cool Worlds discusses “the Hubble tension,” the Leavitt law, and the crisis of cosmology! Playlist Archive …

January Star Notes Update

Hello everyone, This is Sydney and Katie, Star Notes and Project PHaEDRA researchers. Happy New Year! We hope you had wonderful holidays. Thank you for remaining interested in our work and for volunteering your time to help with our research! We appreciate your effort to learn about the history of women in astronomy, as well …

"An hourglass shaped cloud of material burst out from the bright center, with the orange, semi-opaque gas cloud on top and orange fading to a bright blue semi-opaque gas cloud on the bottom, all against a black sky speckled with white spots."

Visual Astronomy Display: December 2022

Highlights: See the new Webb images of a “fiery hourglass” protostar; Learn why we might need to change the duration of a “second”; Fermilab reviews the history of physicists calculating the speed of gravity; SciShow breaks down why some astronomers “listen” to space; PBS Space Time asks: what if humanity is among the first spacefaring …