About Us

About Us
is made up of undergraduate students from Columbia and Barnard with a genuine interest in astronomy and who want to engage with other astronomy students, the department here at Columbia and the community at large. We welcome undergrads that are majoring in Astronomy/Astrophysics, other science disciplines, or people who simply have an interest in the subject.

Dec 15, 2011

Last Public Outreach Lecture of the Year

How I Discovered a Supernova
Friday 7:00pm
Pupin 301

On November 6, 2008 Caroline Moore spotted something odd in one of the data files of distant
galaxy UGC 12682, located in the constellation Pegasus. Seven days later, Caroline was recognized
by the International Astronomical Union for discovering Supernova 2008ha, possibly the least luminous
supernova ever observed. In this talk, Caroline will tell the story of how she became the youngest
person to discover a supernova at the ripe old age of 14.

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