Nearly 300 students representing 21 schools recently competed in the 37th annual University of Alabama High School Physics Contest.
The University of Alabama’s department of physics and astronomy invites members of the community to attend a series of public nights this season to look at the heavens through UA telescopes. The first of the free viewings is Thursday, Jan. 24 in 227 Gallalee Hall. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a talk by Dr. Conor Henderson, UA assistant professor of physics and astronomy, on the discovery of the Higgs boson, or Higgs particle. Beginning at 8 p.m., Ron Buta, UA assistant professor, welcomes visitors to peer at the moon and Jupiter through telescopes in the dome atop Gallalee Hall.
The University of Alabama’s department of physics and astronomy invites the community to attend a series of public nights this fall to look through UA telescopes at the heavens.
Citizen scientists enthralled by photographs of unusual galaxies posted online triggered a University of Alabama professor to use NASA’s famed Hubble Space Telescope to further analyze the space oddities.
More than 100 people attended a public sky viewing Tuesday of the transit of Venus. The event, hosted by The University of Alabama's department of physics and astronomy, was held in conjunction with the astronomical oddity that occurred for only the second time since 1882.
University of Alabama physicists developed and built the largest active component of a prototype particle physics detector now shedding light on some of the fundamental particles of matter.
On June 5, that “little black spot on the sun today” will not be your soul, but Venus, said Dr. William “Bill” Keel, professor of astronomy at The University of Alabama.
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a massive detector in Antarctica, is honing in on how the highest energy cosmic rays are produced.
More than 280 students representing 19 schools competed recently in the 36th annual University of Alabama High School Physics Contest.
More than 500 students are expected to participate in the 2012 regional Science Olympiad competition at The University of Alabama Saturday, Feb. 18.
The moon and four planets are among the celestial objects visitors can peer at through University of Alabama telescopes during public sky viewings throughout the semester.
The University of Alabama will host Bama Grad Expo 2012, which brings top prospective graduate students to campus, Jan. 12-14, 2012.
Prior to University of Alabama and Vanderbilt University football players facing off inside Bryant-Denny Stadium Oct. 8, fans are invited to peer through UA telescopes on the Quad at a solar show.
The public is invited to view the moon through a University of Alabama telescope Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
The flow of hot gas toward a black hole has been clearly imaged for the first time in X-rays. The observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, analyzed by University of Alabama astronomers, will help tackle two of the most fundamental problems in modern astrophysics.
All four University of Alabama students who applied for 2011 Goldwater Scholarships have been named recipients of the elite academic award.
Space Milestones Retrospect Set for April 12, 30 Years After First Shuttle Launch, Skyviewing at UA to Follow
On April 12, precisely 30 years after the first space shuttle launch, University of Alabama scientists with an interest in space will host a look back at human space flight and a look ahead to our post-space shuttle future – before leading visitors to the Gallalee Hall roof to peer through a telescope and remember what all the fuss is about.
More than 200 high school students representing 14 schools competed recently in the 35th annual University of Alabama High School Physics contest.
The public is invited to view Jupiter through a University of Alabama telescope Feb. 10 beginning at 7 p.m. The sky viewing is the first in a series of events open to the public during the spring semester.
Hundreds of high school students from Alabama and surrounding states are expected to compete in The University of Alabama's 35th annual physics contest Feb. 11 on campus.
One of the strangest space objects ever seen is being scrutinized by the penetrating vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in a study led by a University of Alabama astronomer.
Although it will heighten the experience, a telescope will not be required to view an upcoming total lunar eclipse, but an alarm clock might be.
The public is invited to view the moon and Jupiter through a University of Alabama telescope Nov. 12 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Astronomers invite the public to Moundville to look through University of Alabama telescopes at star clusters and clouds of dust and gas between stars, known as nebulae, on Friday, Oct. 29 from 7 until 10 p.m.
The moon and Jupiter appear to visit one another on Oct. 19 as the former will become visible in the nighttime sky resting just above our solar system's largest planet.