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Photos from Glenn Schneider's umbraphile website from the 2001 and 2012 eclipses.

Six Press Releases About Astronomy-Related Work (and Play) at Steward

Here are news and press releases about four Steward people/groups.
 
Most recently Assistant Professor Elisabeth Krause is one of two UA faculty awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship this year. You can read about the two fellows and their research at this link.

Also this week, Sagan Fellow Kevin Wagner and collaborators, including Associate Professor Daniel Apai, have developed a new technique for mid-IR imaging of low-mass exoplanets. See the press release HERE.

Third, UArizona Astronomer Glenn Schneider, a total-solar-eclipse maven, was written up in "UA at Work". Glenn is one of the foremost eclipse chasers in the world. You can read the article...

NASA’s Exoplanet Hunter Telescope Spies Powerful Winds and Jet Stream System in the Closest Brown Dwarfs

Brown dwarfs are excellent and easier-to-study analogs of giant exoplanets. Hiding just two parsecs (6 or 7 light years, or 1.5 times the distance of the nearest star) from the Sun are two cool brown dwarfs that form the Luhman 16AB binary system (discovered by Kevin Luhman, a 1998 PhD of our Astronomy program). Studies of these systems can help understand how giant exoplanets look, unraveling their climates, wind patterns, and atmospheric dynamics. No telescope, however, is powerful enough to take detailed images of the disks of brown dwarfs to find out whether they are dominated by localized storms (vortices) or by a global jet stream system.

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