NJIT Newsroom tagged with "astronomy" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 Statistician Ji Meng Loh Appointed to NJIT Faculty as Associate Professor http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-290.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-290.phpThu, 30 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Ji Meng Loh, PhD, a statistician whose work has implications for advances in fields ranging from functional magnetic resonance imaging and epidemiology to telecommunications and astronomy, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences. 

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Dale Gary Receives the Excellence in Research Award at NJIT's University Convocation http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-432.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-432.phpMon, 22 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Dale Gary, PhD, distinguished professor in NJIT's Department of Physics, received the Excellence in Research Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of physics, board of overseers, ian gatley, dale gary, university convocation, solar astronomy


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NJIT Astronomy Club To Host Public Talk on Hubble Space Telescope Research http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-348.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-348.phpTue, 12 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400 The NJIT Astronomy Club will host a public talk on research with the Hubble Space Telescope on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in Kupfrian 117. The talk is by Slawomir Piatek, senior university lecturer in NJIT's Department of Physics, whose research group has been measuring motions for nearby dwarf satellite galaxies using data taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. Telescopes will be set up after the talk, weather permitting, to view Jupiter and the Moon. Contact: Dale E. Gary at 973-596-5376. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of physics, dale gary, hubble space telescope, astronomy club


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NJIT Astronomy Club To Host Public Talk on NASA Space Mission http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-313.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-313.phpThu, 16 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400 The NJIT Astronomy Club is hosting a public talk on the NASA space mission New Horizons on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in Kupfrian 117. The New Horizons mission will study the first "double planet" Pluto and Charon and its moons Nix and Hydra. A presentation on the mission will be given by Amateur Astronomers, Inc. (AAI) Sidewalk Astronomy Chair Helder Jacinto, who will cover the space craft, its Jupiter mission and discuss the Pluto and Charon spacecraft visit.

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Why Are Sunspots a Source of Radio Emissions NJIT Researcher Explains More http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-293.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-293.phpWed, 25 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Why sunspots are a strong source of radio emissions and what information those emissions carry will be the focus of an invited talk by NJIT Research Professor Jeongwoo Lee tomorrow at the International Astronomical Union Symposium on the Physics of Sun and Star Spots in Ventura, CA.  The event numbers among the top gatherings in the U.S. for people studying sunspots and related phenomena.   

Tagged: sun, owens valley solar array, sunspots, radio telescope, jeongwoo lee


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Ian Gatley, of RIT, Named New NJIT Provost and Senior VP Academic Affairs http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-166.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-166.phpWed, 28 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Ian Gatley, PhD, internationally known in the fields of astronomy and imaging science, has been named NJIT Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. His appointment will be Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics. Gatley's first day at NJIT will be Monday, May 3, 2010 as he prepares for the start of the 2010 fall semester. 

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Using NASA Photos, NJIT Physics Professor Leads Journey to Galaxy Center http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-427.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-427.phpThu, 03 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT Distinguished Professor of Physics Dale E. Gary will guide visitors on a journey to the center of the galaxy on Dec. 11, 2009 at the Cooperative Extension Services, Warren County.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of physics, nasa, dale gary, hubble space telescope


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NJIT Physics Professor Directs Effort To Install 1.2 Meter Telescope in NJ http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-318.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-318.phpMon, 15 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT physics professor Andrew Gerrard hopes by the end of October to be able to peer through what will be the second largest optical telescope east of Texas. Under his direction, a 1.2-meter diameter, fully-steerable Itek optical telescope will soon be installed far from city lights atop Jenny Jump Mountain, Hope. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of physics, louis lanzerotti, andrew gerrard, united astronomy clubs of new jersey


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NJIT Student Awarded Hollings Scholarship http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-229.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-229.phpFri, 30 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Salman Naqvi, an electrical engineering major at NJIT, has been been awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship for 2008. Naqvi is working with NJIT Physics Professor Andrew Gerrard on developing a compact molecular-aerosol Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system that detects the gravity waves above the Newark and New York City metropolitan areas. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of electrical and computer engineering, scholarship, andrew gerrard, goldwater scholar, salman naqvi, united astronomy clubs of new jersey, national oceanic and atmospheric administration


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NJIT Solar Astronomer Philip R. Goode Receives First Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-111.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-111.phpThu, 27 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 The NJIT Board of Overseers and NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented yesterday to Philip R. Goode, PhD the first NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal. Goode, who has led a five-year project to build the world's most capable 1.6-meter solar telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory in Big Bear Lake, CA, is distinguished professor of physics and director of the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, which manages the observatory. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, robert altenkirch, donald sebastian, department of physics, board of overseers, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, excellence in research prize and medal, center for solar-terrestrial research, solar telescope, solar astronomy


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NJIT Astronomer To Detail World’s Most Capable Solar Telescope March 26 http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-098.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-098.phpTue, 18 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 During the next decade, solar physicists will learn more than they have dreamed possible about the Sun, thanks to current technologies that have advanced the capacity of land-based instruments. Such advancements will be the focus of a talk on March 26, 2008 by noted NJIT solar astronomer Philip R. Goode, PhD. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, robert altenkirch, donald sebastian, department of physics, physics, national science foundation, board of overseers, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, vincent naimoli, astronomy, excellence in research prize and medal, solar physics, philip rinaldi, emil herkert, j robert hillier, norma clayton, george newcombe, solar telescope, national solar observatory, earthshine, albert dorman, john seazholtz, helioseismology


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NJIT Overseers To Award NJIT Physicist New Prize and Medal for Design, Development and Construction of New, Top Solar Observatory http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-087.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-087.phpMon, 10 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 The first NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal will be awarded to Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics by the NJIT Board of Overseers and NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch on March 26, 2008. 

Tagged: robert altenkirch, physics, board of overseers, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, astronomy, excellence in research prize and medal, center for solar-terrestrial research, emil herkert


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World-Renowned Cosmologist James E. Gunn To Speak at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-507.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-507.phpTue, 12 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0500 James E. Gunn, PhD, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy at Princeton University, will discuss "Cosmology: A Fifty-Year Perspective," on Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Rm. 3720/3730 at NJIT. The talk will follow the Amateur Astronomers, Inc. club membership meeting at 8 p.m.

Tagged: physics, astronomy, princeton university


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NJIT Makes Available Rare Photos Illustrating the Transit of Mercury http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-446.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-446.phpWed, 08 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500 New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will make available live color photos illustrating the rare Transit of Mercury. Big Bear Solar Observatory, Big Bear, Calif., managed and operated by NJIT, will begin capturing these images at 2 p.m. E.S.T. using its 6 inch (15 centimeter) Singer Full-Disk Telescope. The telescope will use a special filter to look at chromosphere, a layer in the solar atmosphere about a thousand miles above the sun's visible surface.

Tagged: physics, big bear solar observatory, astronomy, carsten denker


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Rare Occurrence of Transit of Mercury May Be Viewed Tomorrow at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-444.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-444.phpTue, 07 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500 The public is invited to witness the rare occurrence of Mercury passing in front of the Sun as seen from Earth on Nov. 8 from about 2 p.m. until dusk (weather permitting) with the Astronomy Club of NJIT. Club advisor Carsten Denker, PhD, assistant professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will have two professional telescopes available for viewing then.

Tagged: physics, astronomy, carsten denker, astronomy club


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View Pluto and Hear NJIT Physicist Explain Why It’s No Longer a Real Planet http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-327.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-327.phpTue, 29 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400 If you're still wondering why Pluto is no longer a planet, head over Friday night to the weekly meeting of the Amateur Astronomers, Inc. in Cranford. Astrophysicist Dale Gary, PhD, professor and chair of the physics department at NJIT will decode the mystery of recent events in Prague. Gary speaks at 8:30 p.m. at the William Miller Sperry Observatory at Union County College.

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NJIT To Host Mathematical Biology Seminar on May 2 http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-200.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-200.phpTue, 02 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Sorinel Oprisan, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of physics and astronomy at the College of Charleston, will discuss "A Computational Model of Dopamine Neuron " on May 2 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall Room 611.

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Worldwide Astronomy Day Coming Up May 6: NJIT Professors Plan Events http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-196.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-196.phpFri, 28 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Amateur astronomers can learn an assortment of information ranging from what it's like to work with the Hubble telescope to the pleasures of star-gazing with high-power professional equipment at New Jersey's annual Astronomy Day on May 6 in Hackettstown.

Tagged: department of physics, dale gary, astronomy, hubble space telescope


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NJIT Offers a Summer Class in Physics and Astronomy for High School Students http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-191.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-191.phpWed, 26 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT is offering a summer class in astronomy and physics for high school students who love the subjects and are considering careers in the fields. During the two-day class—held June 27-28 on the NJIT campus—high school sophomores and juniors will learn about careers in physics and astronomy, do hands-on science projects and learn from prominent NJIT physicists and astronomers.

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NJIT Scientists Host Public Viewing of Historic Transit of Venus http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-081.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-081.phpThu, 10 Jun 2004 00:00:00 -0400 Astronomers from NJIT and the Newark Museum's Dreyfuss Planetarium provided sunscopes and commentary for the more than 200 people who gathered at the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange at sunrise on June 8, 2004 to view the transit of the planet Venus across the sun. “A lot of people told us how grateful they were that we were there to share our equipment and expertise with them,” said Dale Gary, Ph.D., professor of physics at NJIT.

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Mars Watch ‘03: Renowned Solar Physicist at NJIT Hosts Observing on Campus http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-083.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-083.phpFri, 22 Aug 2003 00:00:00 -0400 Observe Mars under the stars with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Astronomy Club, Aug. 26, and possibly Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m., on the NJIT campus.

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Carsten Denker, Physics Professor at NJIT, Receives $440,000 National Science Foundation Grant http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-038.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-038.phpFri, 11 Apr 2003 00:00:00 -0400 A $440,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development Award Program has been awarded to a professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to build the brains of a solar telescope.

Tagged: national science foundation, big bear solar observatory, grant, astronomy, carsten denker


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