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.

Feb 13, 2012

Astronomy Department Events for the week of February 5th, 2012

Upcoming Events

NASA Internship Info Session
with Sam Grunblatt (aka yours truly)
Tuesday 2/7, 9:30pm
Pike House Common Room, 536 W 114th St

Besides NSF REUs, NASA internships are another great way to get quality research 
experience with funding. There are many NASA Internships out there and the process 
can be confusing. The deadline this year has been extended to March 1st so there is 
still plenty of time to apply! Last summer, Sam Grunblatt did a summer internship at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center where he researched gamma ray signals from neutron stars. Sam will share his experience and tips on how to apply. Snacks will also be provided.

Astro Snippets

The Sun is going through a period of high magnetic activity right now, which means solar flares and epic aurora. (BadAstro)

NASA's replacement for the spaceshuttle, Orion, goes on tour. (UniverseToday)

How do you measure a black hole’s rotation? Jets might be the answer! (Astrobites)

How to attend your first astronomy conference (Astrobites)

The American Museum of Natural History Unveils a Planetarium-Sized Video Game (NPR)

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