Uncle Rod’s Astro Blog

The PAESMEM Program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation of groups (i.e., women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The successful candidate will join a staff of 10 PhD astronomers and more than two dozen other professionals engaged in research and development in the fields of engineering, computing, and education. You will always see two sets of numbers such as 6 X 30. The first number refers to the binoculars’ magnification power; this is simply the number of times the image will be magnified. They are called the shadowy planets as they do not have a physical body but are simply two nodal points. We are looking for someone to provide the scientific leadership needed to bring these plans into fruition. The successful applicant must have strong leadership skills and knowledge of radio and/or millimeter astronomy. A minimum of at least three years beyond PhD, and knowledge of radio and/or millimeter wavelength astronomy, as well as basic management skills is required. The appointment will begin September 1, 2009 for a period of one year, with renewal for additional years contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Applicants for the position should have completed a PhD by September 2009 in astronomy or a closely related field. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has 27 permanent faculty and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a PhD in physics with a concentration in astrophysics. Applicants for this position must have a PhD in astronomy or related field. The brouhaha engendered by the release of Explore Scientific’s new 120-degree apparent field 9mm eyepiece. Well, yes, how can you possibly fairly compare a gender-segregated sport to a field of science? The 3rd ISAN, which was held in conjunction with the International Year of Astronomy’s 100 Hours of Astronomy event, went particularly well, I thought. But the National Science Foundation (NSF) heeded the requests of the radio astronomy community. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is beginning a program to develop focal plane arrays for the Green Bank Telescope, beginning with a 3mm array.

Mount Teide National Park: Mount Teide is a World Heritage Site because of being a mountain that sits at a peak of 3718 m above the sea level. Holography and data that float in front of the eyes above a pressure sensitive roll-up keyboard are already in trials. Beyond that, we envision replacing all receiver systems above 15 GHz with focal plane arrays. 80 GHz through 115 GHz. Work is currently underway on a 7-pixel array for the 18-26 GHz band. These positions require a significant amount of time working at the Operations Support Facility (2900m elevation) and occasionally at the Array Operations Site (5000m elevation). COMMISSIONING SCIENTISTS (CL4845) The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an international astronomy facility, is a partnership between Europe, Japan and North America in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. The Commissioning Scientists are encouraged to continue an active program of independent research, and time and resources will be made available for this. Additionally, the GBT has a dynamic program of research and development which keeps the telescope at the cutting edge of science and technology.

This award, granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is one of the most generously endowed research awards in Germany. Gaia was launched in 2013 to create the most precise three-dimensional map of more than one billion stars in the Milky Way. This practice can be seen way back in the 4th century B.C. Is there any way that I can receive a predictive reading without this information? NASA is hosting an Earth Day Poll for the most important contribution the space agency has made in exploring the Earth and improving the way we live on our home planet. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Digital Learning Network is hosting a live webcast that marries art with science. Christina Hoff Sommers is at it again: claiming that applying Title IX to science will ruin America, just as she did around this same time last year, as discussed in previous issues of AASWOMEN: see here, here, and here.