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Introduction to Astrophysics

#60+mins #In-PersonCourse #osherlifelonglearninginstitute #Science #Technology #AstronomyandAstrophysics #SpaceScience #Mathematics #OLLI

 10-18-2019 01:00 PM - 01-24-2020 03:00 PM ET


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Astronomers Determine Mass of Small Black Hole at Center of Nearby Galaxy

U-M Associate Professor of Astronomy Elena Gallo discovers a black hole at the center of a nearby dwarf galaxy - NGC 4395. Knowing the mass and correct measure of a black hole, astronomers can apply similar techniques to understand both small and super massive black hole forms. June 10, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #Science #AstronomyandAstrophysics #Research #BlackHoles #MorganSherburne #ElenaGallo ​​​​​​​​​​​


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Vulcan's Muddy Light

The Heritage Project highlights well-known astronomer James Craig Watson and his time at U-M in the late 19th century, including his now disproven discovery of the elusive planet, Vulcan. #5-15mins #web-article #MichiganNews #Society #History #AstronomyandAstrophysics #Campus #JamesCraigWatson ​


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UM Grad Helps Create First Ever Image of a Black Hole

U-M Electrical Engineering graduate and future associate professor at California Institute of Technology Katie Bouman is part of the team to develop the first ever image of a black hole. April 11, 2019. #5mins #Engineering #web-article #DepartmentofElectricalEngineeringandComputerScience #Technology #Science #SpaceScience #ComputerScience #ElectricalEngineering #AstronomyandAstrophysics #KatieBouman #Blackhole


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Mars Habitat | University of Michigan Team BLiSS

The U-M Bioastronautics and Life Support Systems (BLiSS) team won a NASA X-Hab grant to design and prototype a portion of a Mars habitat. September 13, 2018. # #Engineering #video #MichiganEngineeringCenters-Other #Science #AstronomyandAstrophysics #SpaceScience #Architecture #Biology


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Europa’s Plumes: New Evidence from an Old Mission

U-M Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering associate professor Xianzhe Jia discusses his study exploring the water plumes of Europa, a moon of Jupiter. If these water plumes findings are accurate, there may be a potential for life on Europa. May 14, 2018. # #webarticle #MichiganNews #Science #AstronomyandAstrophysics #Physics #Science


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Doubling the Power of the World’s Most Intense Laser

U-M Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Karl Krushelnick explains the improvements made to the world’s most powerful laser and the benefits this will have for x-ray technology, astrophysics, and more. October 17, 2017. #5-15mins #Engineering #webarticle #NuclearEngineeringandRadiologicalSciences #Technology #Science #AstronomyandAstrophysics #Physics #Engineering #QuantumMechanics


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Ariel Waldman: Unexpected Space Exploration

Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series presents Ariel Waldman, council member on the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program, working to transform future space missions through art and design. October 4, 2018. #30-60mins #ArtandDesign #video #StampsSchoolofArtandDesign #Arts/Culture #ArtsandCulture #Science #SpaceScience #AstronomyandAstrophysics


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Alumni Profile: Saida Caballero, '05

The Alumni Association presents an Alumni Profile focusing on Saida Caballero, an astronomer that graduated in '05. June 1, 2017. #5mins #AlumniAssociation #web-article #Career #Science #AstronomyandAstrophysics #Community #SaidaCaballero


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An Unearthly Object

U-M Director of post-bicentennial planning at the U-M Bentley Historical Library and a member of the Detroit Observatory team Gary Krenz discusses the Detroit Observatory on campus, noting the historical significance of the building. October 1, 2018. #GaryKrenz #5-15mins #AlumniAssociation #web-article #Society #Detroit #Campus #AstronomyandAstrophysics ​