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Steward/Astronomy Specific Guidelines for Responding/Adapting to COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Here are the Steward guidelines/information of the morning of June 18. They supercede and extend previous guidelines.

Steward Observatory and the Department of Astronomy are adopting policies that will minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19 while allowing us to continue to support our educational, outreach, and research missions. Our policies are intended to be consistent with those of the University of Arizona and the College of Science. We refer you to their web pages at these links:

- https://www.arizona.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-information This is the UArizona coronavirus page.

- https://science.arizona.edu/coronavirus This is the UArizona College of Science coronavirus page.

- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/colleges-universities/index.html This is the CDC Universities and Colleges page....

1960s Steward Astronomer Donald Taylor Has Passed Away

Retired Nebraska-Lincoln professor Donald Taylor has passed away at age 87. Both pictures HERE and HERE are courtesy of the University of Nebraska. In the late 1960s, three young astronomers at Steward, Don Taylor, John Cocke, and Mike Disney, discovered optical pulsations from the Crab Nebula. The 50th anniversary of that event recently passed (see the last paragraph).

Dr Taylor's obituary can be seen HERE. We pass on our best wishes to his family and colleagues...

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