April 19, 2019President Rita Cheng discussed the progress she’s seen in the last five years and how the strategic plan is helping to move Northern Arizona University forward at … Read more about President Cheng discusses five years of outreach, accomplishments and student success in Campus Forum
Discovery Channel Telescope
Astronomy involves much more than peering through a telescope, but with some telescopes the opportunity can be a memorable one.
That’s why Northern Arizona University junior Brian Barandi wanted to be sure his fellow undergraduate students in an observational astronomy class made the most of a “huge opportunity” to find objects with the Discovery Channel Telescope.
“It was a chance to see what a telescope of that caliber looks like,” Barandi said. “I wanted to make sure we didn’t lose any… Read more
Northern Arizona University became a formal partner in Lowell Observatory’s Discovery Channel Telescope at a contract signing Tuesday.
The five-year partnership will result in about 80 nights of observation time for NAU astronomers, beginning in January. The telescope, commissioned in July, is the fifth largest in the continental United States.
“This represents an important regional partnership and is a huge boost for our astronomy program,” said NAU President John Haeger, who signed the documents along with observatory trustee Lowell Putnam.
Stephen Tegler,… Read more
by Laura Huenneke, Provost
Summer provides a respite from the rigid scheduling of the academic year, as well as a beautiful season in Flagstaff. Release from the crammed weekly calendar of classes and meetings doesn’t necessarily mean total relaxation and vacation, though.
For many academics, summer is a welcome opportunity to focus more deeply on research, scholarship or creative work. For some, it’s also the chance to connect with community partners. I’ve been enjoying both luxuries these… Read more