Professor Davis was interviewed by ABC57’s Gordy Young about meteors and, more specifically, the fireball that was observed on August 2nd in Kentucky. Here’s a direct link to the clip: https://abc57.com/news
Meet the Stars
The department received a generous donation of an 11″ Scmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (SCT), manufactured by Celestron, from a community member last week. It’s an older model, but it has a motorized drive, and the primary mirror is in excellent shape. This won’t replace the 16″ telescope in our rooftop observatory, but we’re excited about new possibilities… Read more »
Prof. Brian Davis was interviewed on July 9th by Emmet Twomey for ABC57 regarding recent discoveries by the James Webb Telescope; here’s a direct link to the interview hosted by abc57.com.
Several Physics Club members along with Prof. Hinnefeld hosted a fun MTS event on Wednesday, April 12th. Club member/ finance major / photography buff Nick Muraya used a 1980s-era Polaroid Sun 600 LMS to get a great group photo.
CURRENT STATUS: Conditions for the 12th are looking good! Details: The IUSB Observatory will be open, weather permitting, from 8:30-10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12th. Venus will still be high enough to view with the telescope at 8:30. Then we’ll have a look at Mars, and then a variety of star clusters and maybe a… Read more »
I braved the cold Tuesday night (11F when I finished at 10 pm) to get a few photos of comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) from the IUSB Observatory, using our color CCD camera and the 90 mm aperture refractor. The field of view is too small to see the tail — about a quarter of a… Read more »
I had hoped to capture an image of comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) during the brief break in the clouds on Jan. 23, but it was too low in the sky — barely 10 deg above the horizon. Instead, I took a few photos of the Orion Nebula. The photo below was taken with our Atik… Read more »
Prof. Ilan Levine gave a public presentation regarding dark matter and the contributions that he, and his students and collaborators, continue to make as part of international efforts to understand what it is. This was part of the Our Universe Revealed series of lectures being jointly organized by the University of Notre Dame and IU… Read more »
CURRENT STATUS: Conditions for the 9th are looking good! Details: The IUSB Observatory will be open, weather permitting, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9th. Come to the elevators on the 1st floor of Northside Hall and wait to be escorted to the rooftop observatory. Please be sure to check back here before traveling to campus… Read more »
Profs. Jerry Hinnefeld and Henry Scott, along with physics majors Emilee Edmonds and Preston Porter, hosted about 15 students from Mr. Matt McQueen’s Adams astronomy class at the IUSB astronomical observatory — Mr. McQueen happens to be IUSB alum. The visit included a presentation by Prof. Hinnfeld about recent observations and, of course, a trip… Read more »