A star party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek. Bring your best star trek uniforms (no red shirts please, don't want to lose anyone). Dr. Webb will give a NASA update and discuss a bit about star trek and why the telescope control room looks like a star ship bridge. Munchies, astronomers, telescopes if weather permits!
The southern Cross meeting will feature club announcements and a talk by Dr. Webb on the history and development of astronomy.
Dr. Caroline Simpson of FIU will talk about women in astronomy and STEM fields. Past women astronomers, and the future of gender in astronomy.
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) has awarded FIU physics professor Caroline Simpson the 2016 Richard H. Emmons Award. The ASP is the largest general astronomy society in the world with members from over 70 nations.
An important International Conference in Astronomy Dr. Webb served on the Scientific organizing committee and gave an invited talk on his research on Blazar micro variability.
Dr. Webb opened up the SARA JKT telescope on La Palma Canary Islands on Friday, April 8th. Starting at 3:00 pm EST Dr. Webb and physics students Daniel Puentes, Steven Revesz, and Carman Vargas logged in across the Atlantic Ocean from the control room and began observing quasar 0716+71. The observations were supplemented by local observations after dark in Miami.
Stocker AstroScience Center
Department of Physics
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 SW 8th Street, CP 222
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-3964
Fax: (305) 348-6700