...I will review the basics of gravitational lensing and show examples of some of the most famous gravitational lenses in the universe...I will review some of the major results that have resulted from observations of gravitational lensing and discuss some of the future prospects that gravitational lensing has for cosmology...
For the month of April/2017 the Shrewsbury Public Library will be displaying the Astronomy Photographs of Aldrich Amateur Astronomers. On Saturday April 29th from 10am until noon you can meet the Photographers and purchase the pictures for a small tax deductible donation to Aldrich Astronomical Society.
Members enjoy access to a "dark site" with roll-off-roof observatory in scenic Oakham, MA—out from under the light pollution of the cities.
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We want to get the kids involved and excited. Now we have another tool that lets us do that.Sue-Ellen Szymanski, Milford Library Milford Daily News
Telescopes, bottle rockets, Mentos geysers, gyroscopes and the space rover Curiosity are all part of the Aldrich Astronomical Society’s Starfest.Catch a Flying Star at Starfest GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team
Wonders of the Night Sky
For the month of April/2017 the Aldrich Astronomical Society and Shrewsbury Public Library proudly present “Wonders of the Night Sky”. The Aldrich Astrophotography group is exhibiting 20 photos of night sky wonders along with our Sun and Moon that were taken locally …
Professor Tereasa Brainerd- Boston University Astronomy Chair
My PhD dissertation focused on the use of computer simulations to constrain the growth of dark matter structure in the universe. I did postdoctoral work at Caltech from 1992 to 1994 and at Los Alamos National Lab from …
Figure 1: This illustration shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Scientists using the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes have discovered that there are seven Earth-size planets in the system.
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has …
Dr. Jason Soderblom – MIT Research Scientist
I am a research scientist interested in deciphering the composition, operative geologic processes, and evolutionary history of planets and satellites. I study the geological, physical, and photometric properties of planetary surfaces and atmospheres. My work includes the analysis of …
Our intrepid Library Telescope Coordinator, John Root, and club president, Jim Zebrowksi, made the trip out to Southborough on August 25th—to present library’s new telescope. John Root has been instrumental in deploying close to 85 telescopes statewide over the past few years to public libraries …Continue Reading