Astronomy Archive

Rupali Chandar, University of Toledo – Star Forming Galaxies

On University of Toledo Week: Some galaxies are cranking out new stars. Rupali Chandar, professor of

Bonnie Baxter, Westminster College – Great Salt Lake and Life on Mars

On Westminster College Week: Want to go to Mars?  Head to Utah. Bonnie Baxter, professor of

Dipankar Maitra, Wheaton College – Citizen Scientists

On Wheaton College Week: If you want to get involved in science, look to astronomy. Dipankar

Robert Brown, United States Air Force Academy – Trans-Neptunian Objects

Is there a giant unknown planet beyond Neptune? Robert Brown, associate professor of Astronautics at the

Frans von der Dunk, University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Rights to the Moon

Will we go to war over the moon? Frans von der Dunk, professor of space law

Amir Hirsa, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Research Aboard the International Space Station

How do we advance the field of biology? Look to space. Amir Hirsa, professor of mechanical,

Timothy Mulgan, University of Auckland – The Surprising Implications of Extraterrestrial Life

Are aliens avoiding us? Timothy Mulgan, professor of philosophy at the University of Auckland, discusses a

Joshua Krissansen-Totton, University of Washington – Searching for Life in Space using Methane

On this Student Spotlight: Have we been looking for aliens using the wrong parameters? Joshua Krissansen-Totton,

Edward Guinan, Villanova University – Growing Food on Mars

Could we grow food on Mars? Edward Guinan, professor of astronomy at Villanova University, answers this

Tamas Budavari, Johns Hopkins University – Using Astronomy Tools to Fight Urban Decay

To fix urban decay, look to the stars. Tamas Budavari, assistant professor in the department of