Quasars & Black Holes – Public Talk

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COSMIC THURSDAYS, a series of public and free talks on astronomy subjects continues during Spring 2016. The talks are designed with the general audience in mind, they are fun, easy to understand, and engaging. The second talk of the series: Thursday May 26 … Continued

Focus on the Universe – Picture Exhibition

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Southern California has an extraordinary history of fantastic astrophotographers. Due to a very big community of amateur astronomers, glorious weather, and beautiful natural surroundings, top quality astrophotography has always been associated with California. The University of California, Riverside, through a National Science Foundation grant … Continued

Music from Astronomy – Public Performance

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Undergraduate student Ryan Straka, from the Department of Music at UC Riverside, has composed a three-movement classical piece for a quartet based on supercomputer simulations of the impending collision between the Andromeda, Milky Way and Triangulum galaxies which will happen … Continued

Mercury Transit & Beyond 2016

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On Monday May 9th, 2016 the planet Mercury will come between the Earth & the Sun, so we will be able to see Mercury transiting (crossing) the disc of the Sun using special telescopes. California will be able to see most of the event … Continued

New Astronomy Faculty: Prof. Frederick Hamann

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Prof. Frederick Hamann  just joined the faculty members at the Physics and Astronomy Department at UC Riverside. His research currently focuses in three broad areas of astrophysics: One is the discovery and analysis of obscured/red quasars to understand their relationships to the early stages … Continued

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