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Image of the black hole in the center of the Milky Way, simulated with the University of Arizona's El Gato computer cluster, Bart J. Bok, The LBT. Images courtesy of Steward Observatory

The Bart Bok Fellowship for Advanced Study in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Applications are solicited for the Bart J. Bok Fellowship in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Steward Observatory, The University of Arizona. This fellowship has a 40-year history that you can see HERE. This postdoctoral fellowship provides an opportunity for an exceptional recent Ph.D. recipient to pursue a program of research in any area of observational or theoretical astronomy or astrophysics. The full facilities of Steward Observatory are available to the Fellow, who is encouraged to pursue both independent research and collaborative work...

Image Credit: NASA

Image Credit: NASA

The First Images of Planets in the Process of Formation

Steward astronomers have imaged forming planets for the first time. Steph Sallum and Kate Follette, working with Josh Eisner and Laird Close, observed the young star LkCa 15 using the Large Binocular Telescope and the Magellan Adaptive Optics system. LkCa 15 hosts a transition disk - a protoplanetary disk with an inner, solar-system-sized clearing. In the clearing they detect three points of light in the infrared, one of which is also seen in...

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