After decades of searching, astronomers have found for the first time ever the progenitor of a white dwarf supernova. The stellar explosion is located 110 million light years away from Earth. Assistant Professor Ryan Foley co-authored the article that appears in the August 7 issue of Nature
The Summer Solstice 2014 issue of the Friends of the Observatory Newsletter is published. Since the last newsletter we continue progressing toward our goal of $20,000. Thus far we are over 75% of the way there! Thank you for your continued support. The latest issue include articles on Teaching Excellence, the 60th Anniversary of the UIAS Anniversary, and the VRO Log Cabin.
Professor Emeritus Jim Kaler has some tips for star-gazing. The tips were published recently in the News-Gazette.
Felipe Menanteau, professor of Astronomy, is studying El Gordo galaxy cluster using the Hubble telescope. Read more from LAS here.
Icko Iben, Jr., distinguished professor emeritus of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected for LAS's May Gallery of Excellence. Read the article here...