Stories about "Astronomy"
Seen here is an artist's conception of an unusual kind of supernova that Soderberg has explored. Known as an engine-driven supernova, it emits low-energy radio waves rather than high-energy gamma rays. Illustration by Bill Saxton.
Soderberg ’00 and López-Carr ’93 selected to elite NAS symposium for best and brightest young scientists

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 10:00 am

The NAS Kavli Frontiers of Science program invites only A-list young researchers. It's also a predictor of later success.

A close-up view of the International Space Station take from the space shuttle Discovery in March  2011. Photograph courtesy of NASA.
Museum of Art to connect L-A seventh-graders with space station

Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:49 pm

The Museum of Art will give L/A seventh-graders the opportunity to talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Babak Tafreshi, an Iranian-born artist and science journalist, leads an astrophotography workshop in the Maine wilderness and gives a talk related to the Bates exhibition "Starstruck" during October.
Science journalist offers astrophotography lecture, wilderness workshop

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:28 pm

Science journalist Babak Tafreshi leads a wilderness photography workshop and offers a lecture related to the Museum of Art exhibition "Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography".

Jacqueline Woods, "Black Sun No. 30," 2012.
Astronomer, artist to give presentations related to ‘Starstruck’

Monday, October 1, 2012 1:47 pm

Up next in a series of talks connected with the Bates College Museum of Art exhibition "Starstruck" are presentations by an astronomer from Yale and by an artist showing work in the show.

Museum of Art offers lectures, star parties and more as ‘Starstruck’ shines on

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:58 am

The Bates College Museum of Art presents lectures, star-viewing parties and other public programs throughout the autumn in conjunction with the remarkable exhibition "Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography."

"Startrails," a 2011 inkjet print by Yuichi Takasaka, appears in the Bates-curated exhibition "Starstruck."
Good heavens! Museum of Art offers one of the first major exhibitions of astrophotography

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 3:49 pm

The headlining exhibition at the Museum of Art this summer, "Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography" is among the first major exhibitions examining astrophotography as an art genre.

Transit of Venus
Bates invites public to safe viewing of transit of Venus

Friday, June 1, 2012 3:13 pm

Bates invites Lewiston-Auburn residents to a campus viewing of Tuesday's highly anticipated transit of Venus.

Jeffrey Kenney
Astronomer to bring complexities of galactic interaction down to earth in talk

Monday, November 7, 2011 1:57 pm

Jeffrey Kenney '80, an astronomy professor at Yale University, discusses interactions within galactic clusters Nov. 10 in a talk intended for a mainstream audience.

University of Michigan astrophysicist to describe 'dark energy' research

Friday, September 17, 2010 8:22 am

It sounds like something that animates an evil empire -- and in fact, so-called dark energy does permeate the entire universe, scientists believe. But this phenomenon is beyond considerations of right and wrong. Instead, it's a force whose mysteries embody fundamental questions about the workings of the universe. Scientists are closer than ever to answering those questions -- and University of Michigan astrophysicist Gregory Tarlé visits Bates College to summarize progress in this effort at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Building, 44 Campus Ave.

Hughes Travel Grants send academic stars into the public sphere

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 8:34 am

Like a sports team taking its game on the road, Bates’ best...

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