Image Credit: Reidar Hahn (Fermi Lab)

NOAO Staff on team receiving the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

The prize, for the unexpected discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, rather than slowing as had been long assumed, is a shared honor with Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt, and Adam Riess leading a collaboration of 51 total prize recipients splitting $3 million. Significant work on this project was done at the CTIO Blanco 4-meter telescope by current NOAO staff members Chris Smith and Tom Matheson, and former NOAO employees Bob Schommer, Nick Suntzeff, Mark Phillips, and Alejandro Clochiatti along with various other current and former AURA employees.

Breakthrough Prize Announcement

Big Data amp; DECam Workshops, March 9-13, 2015 NOAO sponsored meetings “Tools for Astronomical Big Data” & “DECam Community Science Workshop”, taking place March 9-11, 2015, are open for registration.

Infant Solar System Shows Signs of Windy Weather

NOAO Press release 14-07

CTIO Astronomy magazine editor Dave Eicher visited the Blanco: “Our host for a behind-the-scenes tour was Kadur Flores Murillo, and he took exceptional care of us …”