News Archives 2010
- November 30, 2010: St. Lawrence University astronomers and APO Board members Aileen O'Donoghue and Jeffrey Miller recently spent their Thanksgiving break observing at the Arecibo Radio Observatory. Student Heather Cutler, SLU class of 2012, accompanied them for 4 nights of observing. They are involved with the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA (ALFALFA) survey, an on-going blind survey of extragalactic neutral hydrogen (HI). The survey uses the largest single dish radio telescope in the world, the 305-meter (1000-ft.) dish at the Arecibo Observatory, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. When the survey is completed, ALFALFA will have detected more than 25,000 extragalactic HI line sources. St. Lawrence is a member of the Undergraduate ALFALFA Team, a consortium of 16 institutions engaged in a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote undergraduate research within the ALFALFA project. More photos and details can be found on the SLU physics department web site.
- October 26, 2010: Aileen O'Donoghue, APO Board member and Associate Professor of Physics, will write a bi-weekly column in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise beginning November 2nd. The column, entitled "The Wilderness Above", will provide information about the wild and natural universe that exists around – and above – us.
- July 28, 2010: The APO hosted astrophotographer PK Chen at the Wild Center. PK signed copies of his book, "A Constellation Album: Stars and Mythology of the Night Sky", shared many of his amazing photographs and told stories about the photos he's taken from various, exotic locations around the world.
- July, 2010: On July 4th, the APO once again participated in the Kiwanis of Tupper Lake's "Celebrate Youth Day". Tim Moeller and Gordie Duval set up telescopes and showed kids and adults how to safely observe the Sun. There was also a contest to "Guess the distance to the farthest planet", and the winners received a field guide to the constellations.
- May 27, 2010: Take a look at some 3-D renderings of our proposed observatory design, courtesy of Stanly E. Black AIA, Boston, Massachusetts.