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The All Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae

May 31, 2018
Two galaxies in the midst of colliding.

Led by faculty in the Department of Astronomy, the All Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) is an international project to rapidly identify and study the brightest transient sources the universe.

Where Is the Center of the Universe?

May 29, 2018
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While gazing at the stars under a clear night sky might make you feel like you're at the center of the universe, the universe actually looks the same from any point, explains Barbara Ryden, professor of astronomy.

Astronomy and physics students visit Green Bank Telescope

May 11, 2018
Green Bank Telescope

Think Ohio Stadium is big? You should see the Green Bank Telescope, which clocks in at 16.8 million pounds with a dish that spans 2.3 acres. A group of astronomy and physics students recently got an inside look at the massive radio telescope.

Ohio State astronomer awarded prestigious NASA medal

April 28, 2018
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Professor Emeritus of Astronomy Bradley Peterson has been awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, one of NASA's most lauded annual awards that has been given to many notable astronauts, including Buzz Aldrin.

How Scientifically Accurate is "A Wrinkle in Time?"

March 28, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time

Turns out the space travel depicted in the 1962 novel and new film “A Wrinkle In Time” isn’t all that far fetched. Paul Sutter, community outreach coordinator at the Center for Cosmology and Astro Particle Physics, tells us how the fictional story ties into real-life theories.

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