NJIT Newsroom tagged with "space" 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 NASA Calls NJIT's Spacecraft Instrument Aboard the Van Allen Probes a 'Mission Success' http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-115.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-115.phpThu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Now deep into the scientific discovery phase of a two-year orbit, NASA's Van Allen Probes, carrying an NJIT instrument that measures the composition of the radiation belts surrounding Earth, are shedding new light on a hazardous, little-understood region of the planet's outermost atmosphere.

Tagged: department of physics, research, nasa, louis lanzerotti, andrew gerrard, solar, center for solar terrestrial research


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NJIT's Lanzerotti Wins AMS Award http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-050.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-050.phpWed, 19 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti recently received an award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for “Sustained Leadership and Contributions to the Space Weather Enterprise and Creative Stewardship of the Space Weather Journal.” 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, department of physics, louis lanzerotti, space weather


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NJIT's AFROTC Performs Color Guard Duties at Charity Event http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-335.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-335.phpWed, 16 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 The cadets of NJIT's Air Force ROTC Detachment 490 recently performed color guard duties at the annual Mario Batali Foundation Golf Tournament at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City. 

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NJIT New Patent Awards: Orthogonal Space Time Codes, Decoding Data Transmissions http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-092.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-092.phpWed, 06 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Two new patents to improve orthogonal space time codes and decode data transmissions of space time spreading were recently awarded to NJIT Distinguished Professor Yeheskel Bar-Ness, executive director of the Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research.  Co-inventors with Bar-Ness on both patents were NJIT alums Amir Laufer and Kodzovi Acolatse.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, department of electrical and computer engineering, patent, yeheskel bar-ness, center for wireless communication and signal processing research, kodzovi acolatse


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NJIT Scientist Creates Instrument for NASA Aug. 23 Launch To Better Understand Space Weather and Radiation Environment That Caused Demise of Telstar I http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-254.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-254.phpWed, 08 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Distinguished Research Professor and former Bell Labs scientist Louis J. Lanzerotti, will see his 50-year quest to better understand space weather and Earth's Van Allen Radiation Belts rocket, once again, into space on Aug. 23, 2012. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, college of science and liberal arts, nce, csla, department of electrical and computer engineering, department of physics, nasa, louis lanzerotti, space weather


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Five NJIT Architects and Designers Will Share Panel at Free Upcoming Talk http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-059.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-059.phpTue, 14 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Five members of the faculty at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) will share their ideas at "Think Pieces" on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the COAD Gallery. 

Tagged: college of architecture and design, coad, school of architecture, urs gauchat, richard garber, patent, andrzej zarzycki, fablab, georgeen theodore, gro architects, jose alcala, taro narahara


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NJIT's Louis Lanzerotti To Be Honored as AGU's 2011 William Bowie Medalist http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-468.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-468.phpThu, 01 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Louis Lanzerotti, distinguished research professor of physics at NJIT, has been selected as the 2011 William Bowie Medalist of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Tagged: physics, big bear solar observatory, nasa, louis lanzerotti, center for solar-terrestrial research, hubble space telescope, geophysics, george bush, american geophysical union, terrestrial technologies


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Flying Highlander Wins 4th Place at Aerospace Competition http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-142.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-142.phpThu, 14 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Sometimes engineering school really can be fun. Just ask the six Newark College of Engineering undergrads who created and designed their own micro airplane.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, students, nasa, competition, contests, society of automotive engineers, aerospace, flying highlander


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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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Beyond an Environmental History of the Space Race: Free Lecture at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-346.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-346.phpTue, 12 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Historians usually depict the space race of the 1960s and 1970s as a pitched technological battle between Cold War political rivals. Yet while U.S. and Soviet spacecraft forced the world to look upward towards the Moon, they also, quite ironically, encouraged citizens across the globe to gaze back down at “spaceship Earth” with a newfound environmental awareness. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of humanities, technology and society forum, federated department of history, neil maher


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Young Girls Build Space Stations, Tie-Dye T-Shirts To Learn Science at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-264.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-264.phpTue, 27 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400 More than 100 young girls from throughout New Jersey enrolled in the NJIT FEMME program will complete an assortment of hands-on, exciting science projects—from building space stations to tie-dyeing t-shirts—during the next two final weeks of FEMME.

Tagged: science, femme, suzanne berliner-heyman, precollege programs, elizabeth zushma, ken zushma


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NJIT Distinguished Research Professor Heads Panel Studying Sudden Car Acceleration http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-228.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-228.phpMon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Louis J. Lanzerotti, PhD, a distinguished research professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will lead the 12-member panel organized by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies (www.nationalacademies.org) to identify possible causes of unintended acceleration in vehicles in the aftermath of Toyota's large recalls.

Tagged: department of physics, nasa, ian gatley, louis lanzerotti, national academy of engineering, lucent technologies, geophysics, national research council


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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, a Space Weather Expert, Receives Top Honor http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-294.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-294.phpFri, 04 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Haimin Wang, of Livingston, an NJIT professor, whose work focuses on the physics behind space weather in order to predict unexpected and unwanted solar activities and their effect on Earth, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, donald sebastian, awards, convocation, honors, provost, essex county college, zachary yamba, excellence in research award, haimin wang, space, weather


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Exciting New Companies at NJIT’s Small Biz Incubator Get 100K in Grants http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-345.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-345.phpWed, 24 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0400 The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology has awarded almost $100,000 as part of its SBIR bridge grant program to two start-up companies based in NJIT's high technology business incubator. Applechem Inc. and Lenterra, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), each received Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) bridge grants.

Tagged: edc, judith sheft, somenath mitra, grants, department of chemistry, aerospace


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Lanzerotti Speaks To Hold AAS Symposium About Space Weather http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-077.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-077.phpTue, 20 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500 The safety of technologies and humans in space, based on weather, is of special interest to Lanzerotti, who in 2006 was the principal investigator for instruments on the new NASA Radiation Belts Storm Probes mission to investigate Earth's Van Allen radiation belts. 

Tagged: physics, nasa, louis lanzerotti, solar, space weather, geophysics, distinguished research professor, terrestrial technologies


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Mathematics Department To Present Colloquium on Crack Front Waves http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-026.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-026.phpMon, 22 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500 Andy Norris, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, will discuss "Crack Front Waves and Matched Asymptotic Expansions" at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Jan. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.

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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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Gregory Olsen, the Third Private Citizen To Make a Paid Trip Into Space, To Speak At NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-188.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-188.phpTue, 25 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Gregory Olsen, an entrepreneur and scientist who in October 2005 became the third private citizen to make a paid trip into space, will meet with students from the Albert Dorman Honors College, the Educational Opportunity Program and faculty from NJIT on April 26. The talk will take place at 3 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall.

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, educational opportunity program, space travel


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Honors Colloquium to Explore Space Travel on Nov. 1 http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-206.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-206.phpFri, 29 Oct 2004 00:00:00 -0400 "Space--The Final Frontier: What Is It Like to Live and Work in Space?", a lecture by Al Sacco, Jr., PhD, will be presented by the Albert Dorman Honors College as part of its colloquium series on Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. A former astronaut, Sacco is director of the Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing and professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern University.

Tagged: adhc, forum, honors college, space travel


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NJIT Solar Physicist Publishes Text About Sun and Space http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-165.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-165.phpMon, 04 Oct 2004 00:00:00 -0400 A book exploring the sun and interplanetary space co-edited by NJIT Professor of Physics Dale Gary, PhD was released this past week. Solar and Space Weather Radiophysics Current Status and Future Developments, published by Springer Publishing Company, is a 400-page hard-cover text that is part of a series about astrophysics and space science.

Tagged: dale gary, book, solar physics


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NJIT Solar Physicist Publishes Text About Sun and Space http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-150.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-150.phpMon, 27 Sep 2004 00:00:00 -0400 A book exploring the sun and interplanetary space co-edited by, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Professor of Physics Dale Gary, PhD was released this past week.   Solar and Space Weather Radiophysics Current Status and Future Developments, published by Springer Publishing Company, is a 400-page hard-cover text which is part of a series about astrophysics and space science. Gary's co-editor is Christoph Keller, associate astronomer at the National Solar Observatory, Tucson.

Tagged: physics, dale gary, space


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Distinguished NJIT Physicist To Receive International Medal For Space Science http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-103.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-103.phpWed, 14 Jul 2004 00:00:00 -0400 The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) will present next week the William Nordberg Medal for space science to Louis J. Lanzerotti, distinguished professor of physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  Lanzerotti, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the International Academy of Astronautics, is chairing the 20-person, blue-ribbon panel to study whether or not to prolong the mission of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).  Lanzerotti is also a consulting physicist to Bell Laboratories-Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill.

Tagged: physics, louis lanzerotti, william nordberg medal, cospar, committee on space research


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Distinguished NJIT Physicist To Receive International Medal For Space Science http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-101.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-101.phpWed, 14 Jul 2004 00:00:00 -0400 The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) will present the William Nordberg Medal for space science to Louis J. Lanzerotti, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT, on July 19, 2004. Lanzerotti, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the International Academy of Astronautics, is chairing the 20-person, blue-ribbon panel to study whether or not to prolong the mission of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The Nordberg Medal is awarded to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the application of space science in a field covered by COSPAR.

Tagged: louis lanzerotti, william nordberg medal, committee on space research, cospar


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New Jersey Institute of Technology Space Explorer Louis Lanzerotti Heads Committee To Study Hubble’s Fate http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-045.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-045.phpFri, 16 Apr 2004 00:00:00 -0400 New Jersey Institute of Technology Space Explorer Louis Lanzerotti Heads Committee To Study Hubble's Fate 

Tagged: nasa, louis lanzerotti, hubble space telescope, space exploration


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Scientists Report First-Ever 3-D Observations Of Solar Storms Using Ulysses Spacecraft http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-134.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-134.phpFri, 14 Nov 2003 00:00:00 -0500 New Jersey Institute of Technology/Bell Labs physicist Louis Lanzerotti was part of international team that studied the unquiet sun when it was most active and found some surprises.

Tagged: nasa, louis lanzerotti, bell labs, space exploration


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NJIT Physicist's Voyager I Work Makes Space History: Probe Leaves Our Heliosphere, Sends Back Data on Sun's Outermost Sphere http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-129.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-129.phpWed, 05 Nov 2003 00:00:00 -0500 When the Voyager I space craft was launched more than 26 years ago, it carried an instrument designed to analyze the charged particles it encountered in space. That included particles around the outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto as well as those in the interplanetary medium.

Tagged: louis lanzerotti, sun, space, physicist, distinguished research professor


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MEDIA ADVISORY http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-127.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-127.phpTue, 28 Oct 2003 00:00:00 -0500 A major solar flare, possibly the second largest ever recorded, erupted today at 6:30 a.m. The intensity of the flare has sent a space storm careening towards the Earth. If the storm's magnetic field is in the right direction – opposite that of the earth – it could cause problems when it reaches us Wednesday. It could knock out power grids, upset satellites and disrupt GPS signals. More benignly, if the weather is clear, people who peer into the northern sky on Wednesday night could see a shimmer of lights known as an aurora,” says NJIT physicist Dale Gary.

Tagged: department of physics, big bear solar observatory, dale gary, physicist, auroras


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