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NMSU Astronomy to lead efforts to reinvent the Dunn Solar Telescope.

  http://www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=2428 U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Steve Pearce announced that New Mexico State University (NMSU) will receive $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to upgrade the Richard B. Dunn Solar Telescope in Sunspot, N.M. The NSF award – appropriately announced on the fall equinox – will support…
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Astronomy Department Students Excel in 3-Minute Thesis Competition

The NMSU Astronomy Department is no stranger to doing well in NMSU’s annual 3-Minute Thesis competition, and this year was no different. The competition challenges students to compress a research project into a short 3-minute presentation. It tests their ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex ideas to a general audience. This year, astronomy graduate…
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Astronomy Students Receive Space Grant Awards

The New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) has awarded a total of $30,000 in research fellowships to three New Mexico State University College of Arts and Sciences students for the 2016 calendar year. Award recipients include Ethan Dederick, Sten Hasselquist and Lauren Kahre, all doctoral candidates in the Department of Astronomy. “Our job here at…
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NMSU astronomers among largest grant winners

New Mexico State University recognized university faculty members and staff Nov. 11 who were responsible for attracting $500,000 or more each in external funding during the past fiscal year, 2015. “It feels so good to be able to take a moment, appreciate and recognize the contributions being made by NMSU staff and faculty to research,…
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NMSU graduate student receives NASA fellowship

Weather doesn’t end when you leave Earth. With NASA’s help, researchers at New Mexico State University are studying the sun in hopes of forecasting space weather as accurately as your local weatherman. MacDonald and McAteer looking at a computer model of the sun. MacDonald is pointing to the computer. NMSU astronomy graduate student Gordon MacDonald,…
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Bernie McNamara retires in style

Bernie McNamara, in the year of his retirement, and after a very distinguished career at NMSU, won the top prize in this year’s Joan and Arnold Seidel Griffith Observer Science Writing Contest. It is the oldest and most prestigious writing contest in astronomy.

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NASA EPSCoR to fund planetary seismology research at NMSU

New Mexico NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) has awarded a grant of $749,893 to New Mexico State University astronomers for research to be conducted over the next three years. Jason Jackiewicz and Patrick Gaulme are leading an international team of researchers working on the “Jovian Interiors from Velocimetry Experiment (JIVE) in New…
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