Tag archives: astrophysics

Universally Speaking
By Scott Craig   |   October 10, 2023

Jennifer Ito, Westmont assistant professor of physics, explores exciting new developments in astrophysics in a Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Asteroids and Exoplanets: How Scientists Are Exploring Our Universe,” on Thursday, October 12, at 5:30 pm at the Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden Street, in downtown Santa Barbara. The event is free and open to the public; […]

Physics Students Work at Chilean Telescopes
By Scott Craig   |   September 19, 2023

For the first time in more than a decade, undergraduate students assisted with research at the Simons Array, a set of three telescopes in the Atacama Desert in Chile at an elevation of about 17,000 feet. Westmont students Michael Lew and Jacob Nelson joined Jen Ito, assistant professor of physics, at the site, an expansion […]

Grant for Equity & Excellency in Science Applications Open September 2021
By Joanne A Calitri   |   September 21, 2021

Attention all stargazing scientists and students, sharpen your galactic pencils to apply for the first equity grant in astrophysics to work with the Rubin Observatory’s LSST (Legacy Survey of Space and Time) Project newly constructed 8.4-meter Simonyi Survey 3-mirror telescope and 3-billion-pixel solid state detector digital camera. The camera records time-evolution 6-color images for both […]