WVU astronomer to study the “extreme universe” with international team
A West Virginia University astronomer is working to locate the origin of fast radio bursts coming from outside the Milky Way Galaxy.
Storytelling with Science: A Conversation and Book Signing with Sarah Scoles - Tuesday, September 11th, 12 pm, 130 Colson Hall
"Making Contact" is an examination of the science behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and the life of its pioneer, Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the main character in Carl Sagan's "Contact."
A Cosmic Perspective: Searching for Aliens, Finding Ourselves - A public lecture by Dr. Jill Tarter, Monday, September 10th, 7 pm, G21 Ming Hsieh Hall
Are we alone? Humans have been asking this question throughout history. We want to know where we came from, how we fit into the cosmos and where we are going. We want to know whether there is life beyond the Earth and whether any of it is intelligent.
Frontiers of Astrophysics: How Discoveries Can Change Our Lives - Public lecture on Wednesday, April 25th at 7 p.m. in G09 White Hall
Dr. Joan Centrella of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center will be presenting a public lecture on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 7 pm in G-09 White Hall on the downtown WVU campus.
"The Giant Telescopes of the Future” - Public talk on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in G09 White Hall.
Sarah Kendrew, an astronomer and instrument scientist at the European Space Agency, will give a talk on “The Giant Telescopes of the Future” on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in G09 White Hall.
JWST Workshop, Friday March 2nd at 12 pm, White Hall G51
Dr. Sarah Kendrew from the Space Telescope Science Institute is employed by the European Space Agency and is an instrument scientist for the mid-infrared spectrometer on JWST. She will lead a workshop on proposing tools for JWST. This will be targeted specifically at astronomers.
- Colloquium with Sarah Kendrew, JWST - Thursday, March 1st at 3:30 pm, White Hall G09
- Colloquium with Timothy Blattner, NIST - Thursday, January 18th at 3:30 pm, White Hall G09
- 'little green men," a documentary about the Pulsar Search Collaboratory, at The Clay Center for Arts & Sciences on March 20th at 6 pm
WVU professor plays key role in telescope program that will map the history of the Universe
Since the early 1900s scientists have known that the Universe is expanding but recent studies have shown that the rate of expansion is accelerating. The reason for this is currently unknown; however, Kevin Bandura, an assistant professor in the Lane Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University, has been working on the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, or CHIME, for the past several years to solve the mystery.
NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center Fall 2018 Collaboration Meeting at Green Bank Observatory, October 15-17, 2018
For more information: nanograv.org/meetings
- SPOT Informational Meeting - Thursday, September 6th at 6 pm, White Hall Room 105
- Track 1/GWAC Center meeting: Friday, August 24th, 3:00 pm White Hall, G51
- Green Bank Telescope (GBT) Remote Observer Training Workshop - September 17-18, 2018
- International Pulsar Timing Array Student Workshop and Science Meeting, June 2018
- GWAC Center meeting: Tuesday, February 20th, 9:00 am White Hall, G51
- GWAC Center meeting: Thursday, December 14th, 9:00 am White Hall, G51
- GWAC Center meeting: Thursday, September 28th, 4:00 pm White Hall, G51
- GWAC Center meeting: Tuesday, August 29th, 4:00 pm White Hall, G51
- Advisory Board Meeting Friday, May 26th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Mountainlair, Bluestone Room