Observing Star Formation at 45,000 ft

Professor Leslie Looney is giving a presentation at our next club meeting, Tuesday February 9th, at 7pm in 134 Astronomy Building.

ABSTRACT
FIFI-LS is the German/Illinois far-infrared integral field spectrometer for the SOFIA airborne observatory. We commissioned FIFI-LS in Spring of 2014, with flights on February 2015 and October 2015. I will discuss what it’s like to observe at 45,000 ft and 500 mph. In addition, I will show the first results of the Galactic Center’s circumnuclear ring, Orion, and some massive star forming regions.

UIAS Club Meeting

The next club meeting will be on
Tuesday, February 9th, at 7:00pm
in room 134 of the Astronomy Building.
Special guest Professor Leslie Looney will be discussing some of the research he has been doing.

UIAS Observatory Open House

Our last open house was postponed due to weather and is rescheduled for
Friday, February 12th, at 7-9pm.
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