astronomy

Patty Fox

Danie Way, a rising senior at Glenwood Springs High School interviews Dr. Grace Telford, a postdoctoral researcher at Rutgers University studying the histories of star formation and heavy element, or metal, enrichment in nearby galaxies.

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Kevin Flaherty works for the Williams Astronomy and Physics departments as the observatory manager and astronomy lab instructor. In his research career, he has focused on the structure of gas and dust surrounding young stars, and how planets form out of this material. He is also interested in making astronomy a more inclusive environment and in bringing astronomy to others through outreach in the community.

Radio Physics is a collaboration with the Aspen Center for Physics, KDNK Radio, and advanced physics students at Roaring Fork Valley High School. This interview was recorded earlier in 2018 during the teen summer program.

Updated at 9:50 p.m. ET

A special celestial event is on the calendar for this Sunday night and experts are already raving:

"A full 62 luxurious minutes of totality," says Sky and Telescope Magazine.

"The Only Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019," promises NASA.

Patty Fox

On this installment of Radio Physics, a conversation with Meg Urry, the Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. She arrived at Yale in 2001 as the first woman with a tenured position in the Yale Physics Department, and the only woman in the Department at that time. Her scientific research focuses on active galaxies, that is, galaxies with unusually luminous cores, which host accreting supermassive black holes in their centers. Radio Physics is a collaboration with the Aspen Center for Physics, KDNK Radio, and advanced physics students at Roaring Fork Valley High School. This interview was recorded earlier in 2018 during the teen summer program.

Chris Impey

Chris Impey is a University Distinguished Professor and deputy head of the astronomy department at the University of Arizona. His research has been supported by $18 million in grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation, and he has had 24 projects given time on astronomy's premier research facility, the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Professor Sean McWilliams says "As a kid I wanted to go to the stars and be an astronaut. As I got more sophisticated in my thinking, I wanted to understand what we were seeing when we look at stars." Sean is now an assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy at West Virginia University.  His work focuses on gravitational-wave astronomy, where he contributes to several current and future observational missions.   

The Once in a Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse Show

Jan 30, 2018
AH Marsh photo

The first full moon eclipse of 2018 shines down on Carbondale Wednesday  (1/31/2018) around 6:29 in the morning.  The KDNK News team and local student astrologer Whitney Will host a special show about the astronomical and astrological aspects of the super blue blood moon eclipse.