Live From @NOIRLabAstro is a new youtube live series that airs every Wednesday from Gemini Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory and NOIRLab Chile on a rotating basis. More with @halfastro at #365DaysOfAstro
Jun 13th: Galaxy Formation at Cosmic Noon
When and how galaxies form, how quickly they form and how they evolve to form the beautiful galaxies we see to day is a longstanding question in astronomy.
May 9th: Cellphone Astrophotography
Cellphones are now to the point where they can produce pleasing astronomical images. This podcast describes how to use your cellphone to capture pleasing wide field images of the sky and how to attach your cellphone to a pair of binoculars or a telescope to capture fainter objects.
Apr 11th: NOIRLab Updates
Updates about NSF’s National Optical Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory. First, the organization has a new name: NOIRLab. The Globe at Night program is still running strong and there is a quick update about the New Horizons Parallax Program.
Feb 8th: Encore: Obscured Black Holes
Black holes power the most luminous objects in the universe. Active galactic nuclei (AGN) are powered by supermassive black holes. In this podcast, Dr. Stephanie Juneau discusses recent research on obscured black holes.
Jan 11th: The Latest OIR Lab News From AAS
NSF’s Optical Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory launched on October 1, 2019. Rob Sparks talks about three press releases from the meeting that involved OIR Lab facilities.
Dec 14th: Comet Borisov Imaged By Gemini
Recently the Gemini Observatory imaged Comet Borisov. In this podcast, Dr. Meg Scwhamb discusses Comet Borisov and the recent imaging campaing
Oct 12th: The Launch of NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory
The National Science Foundation has merged all of its ground based astronomy facilities as of October 1, 2019. In this podcast, NSF’s OIR Lab Deputy Director Dr. Beth Willman discusses the launch of the new organization.
Sep 14th: New Instruments at the Gemini Observatory
In this podcast, Dr. Scott Kleinman discusses the new and upgraded instruments currently under development to keep Gemini Observatory at the forefront of astronomical research.
Aug 10th: SMASH and the Local Group Cluster Search
In this podcast, Dr. Knut Olson describes the SMASH survey & the citizen science project to analyze data from the SMASH Survey.