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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Martha Haynes receives Bruce Medal for career's work


Martha P. Haynes, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, has been awarded the 2019 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

The medal is presented annually to a professional astronomer in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement and contributions to astrophysics research.
See https://astro.cornell.edu/news/astronomy-professor-receives-bruce-medal-careers-work for more information.
 

Thursday, May 09, 2019
Telescopes to help decode the cosmos

As humans, we have an insatiable desire to understand the cosmos and our place in it. How did the universe begin and how did it evolve? What is the nature of dark matter and dark energy? How will it all end? “These are the most fundamental questions one can ask,” says Steve Kang Hoon Choi, Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow. “If we believe greater knowledge betters our lives, then this is what drives us to study the cosmos.”

See https://astro.cornell.edu/news/telescopes-help-decode-cosmos for more information.
 

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Fabrication of powerful telescope begins

Fabrication of the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p), a powerful telescope capable of mapping the sky at submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths, has now begun, marking a major milestone in the project.
See http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/11/fabrication-powerful-telescope-begins for more information.
 

Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Martha Haynes tours the heavens in Phi Beta Kappa lecture

Martha Haynes, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, led an audience of students and faculty on a “journey across space and time” April 25 in Philip Lewis Hall.

See http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/04/martha-haynes-tours-heavens-phi-beta-kappa-lecture for more information.
 

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Cornell researchers build telescopes to measure universe's earliest light

Teams of scientists, including researchers from the Cornell physics and astronomy departments, are collaborating on two of the largest telescopes ever built to take readings on the universe’s oldest light measurable, known as the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB.

Read the full Cornell Chronicle story here.

See http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/03/cornell-researchers-build-telescopes-measure-universes-earliest-light for more information.
 

Monday, October 16, 2017
A breakthrough telescope

Posted on Scitech Now, October 2, 2017 -- In 2021 astronomers will dive deeper into outer space with the use of a 23 million dollar telescope in one of the world’s highest deserts located in Chile. Martha Haynes, Cornell University Professor of Astronomy, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Google Hangout to discuss the project.

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
New telescope at the top of the world

A new telescope being built in the high desert of Chile will peer further into our universe's origins than any other.
See http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/ccat-p-dalhousie-cerro-chajnantor-atacama-telescope-scott-chapman-1.4071239 for more information.
 

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Breakthrough telescope to be built in Chile

Scientists announced this week that a consortium of U.S., German and Canadian academic institutions led by Cornell University will begin construction of Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p), a unique and powerful telescope capable of mapping the sky at submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths.
See http://as.cornell.edu/news/breakthrough-telescope-be-built-chile for more information.
 

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Brief Summary of CCAT-p Telescope

Read about the CCAT-prime Telescope here

 

Friday, January 17, 2014
Chilean government grants land for giant telescope