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CWRU Astronomy Students Attend NRAO Summer School

In July 2015, undergraduate student Elizabeth Tarantino and graduate student Ashley Shukayr had the opportunity to attend the 8th NAIC/NRAO Single-Dish and Interferometry school in Green Bank, West Virginia. The aim of the NRAO Summer schools is to teach young astronomers about the details of observing in radio astronomy. The first seven days of the school were on single-dish radio astronomy while the next three focused on interferometry. During the day, we attended an intensive series of lectures given by experts in radio astronomy, ranging from signal processing, continuum and spectral line observations, and receiver technology. In the evenings, we...

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Giant Galaxy is Still Growing – Messier 87 has swallowed an entire galaxy in the last billion years

Check out new evidence by an international team of scientists -- including CWRU astronomer Chris Mihos -- showing that galaxies continue to grow by eating their smaller companions. Read more about this research in the news release on the website of the European Southern Observatory, or download the full journal article to see all the details..

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