Post Tagged with: "Joseph Shields"

New Astronomy Observatory Under Construction at The Ridges

A portion of the Fecker telescope awaits its new home.

Ohio University has initiated construction on a new campus observatory that will augment capabilities for undergraduate instruction and public outreach. A formal opening is scheduled for May 2017. “This is the first time in the history of Ohio University that we have a permanent domed structure on campus to shield the […]

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November 7, 2016 at 12:55 pmNews

University Community Invited to View Innovation Strategy Letters of Intent, Join Projects

Ohio University has accepted 31 letters of intent for Cycle 2 funding of the Innovation Strategy program. The institution has allocated up to $4.4 million for new innovative initiatives. Four broad portfolios of topical areas are identified for potential investment, with support that can encompass the full spectrum of the university’s […]

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November 1, 2016 at 3:13 pmAnnouncements

Astrophysics Class Operates Mountaintop Telescopes in Arizona

L to R: Jacob Williamson, Gabriel Reineck, Michael Jaramillo, Kornpob Bhirombhakdi, Riffat Munir, Joe Pincura, Reza Katebi, Dr. Ryan Chornock, Jamison Lahman, Kylie Holmes, Alex Carroll, Greg Miller, Miles Lindquist, Zhejie Ding Photo: Dr. Joseph Shields.

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Nine undergraduates and four graduate students enrolled in the Advanced Observational Astrophysics lab class set out with their professors to the MDM Observatory near Kitt Peak, a 6,316-foot (1,925 meters) mountain in southern Arizona last fall. Looking up into the night sky can be […]

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February 16, 2016 at 4:16 pmIn Class News

Post: Proposal Submitted for Observatory on Ridges Site

“Joe Shields, Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and dean of the Graduate College, has proposed OU build an observatory to house two telescopes on the former site of Building 26 at The Ridges,” writes Ohio University Post reporter Will Drabold on Oct. 3. The proposal, submitted Aug. 26, […]

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October 18, 2013 at 9:35 amNews

Hawkins Shares Passion for Science, Prepares for Cambridge

Photo by Rob Hardin

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy What happens to stars at the galactic center of the universe? Just how many planets exist in the Milky Way? How do stars behave around black holes? These are the kinds of questions astrophysics major Keith Hawkins pondered as he prepared to graduate from […]

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June 5, 2013 at 7:18 pmNews