Aug. 23, 2019With school starting Monday, the new class of Lumberjacks moved in this week, with some help from a few familiar faces. Student leaders, our Welcome Back Jacks and … Read more about Welcome back, Jacks! (Photos and video)
Flagstaff may not be the center of the space exploration universe, but a constellation of science-based organizations hopes a systematic approach will draw more attention to capabilities in the region.
That conviction is one of the motivations behind a public poster session being sponsored by the Northern Arizona Planetary Science Alliance. The community, students and scientists are welcome to attend the event being held from 1–4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the DuBois Center Ballroom on the Northern Arizona University campus.
“People… Read more
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
Nadine Barlow may be keeping her eyes on Mars, but a faint asteroid zipping along an orbit between the red planet and Jupiter has her name on it.
The asteroid, 15466 Barlow, was named in her honor by the International Astronomical Union. Now, years later, the Northern Arizona University professor of physics and astronomy finally has the official plaque.
Barlow received the plaque in March at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston. Longtime collaborators Faith Vilas, from the Planetary… 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
by Laura Huenneke, Provost
One of the university’s prime assets is its location in Flagstaff—a community with great quality of life, set in a region of wonderful natural and cultural richness. Faculty, staff and students often report attachment to the place as being an important element in their commitment to NAU. Recently, I’ve seen some inspiring examples of the ways we are all embedded in the “one community” ethos.
As part of a large group crowded… Read more