Intercom

intercom home  |  advanced search  |  about intercom  |  alerts  |  faq  |  help  |  rss  

user functions

Log into intercom now

Current Ithaca College community members may contribute stories and comments as well as view additional topics by logging in.

Reset My Password

roundup

E-mail
Roundup

Sign up to receive a summary of Intercom headlines via e-mail three times a week.

IC Physics senior, David Whelan, is spending his holiday weekend using the 200 inch telescope at Palomar Observatory near San Diego California.

David and his research adviser, physics assistant professor Luke Keller, have been granted three nights on the famous telescope, once used by 20th century astronomer Edwin Hubble in his studies of galaxies and the expanding universe.

The telescope's name indicates the diameter of its primary mirror, nearly 17 feet across. David is using the telescope with an infrared spectrometer to measure the chemical composition and physical structure of dusty disks of material orbiting several distant stars. David's work will help determine how close these young star systems are to forming their first planets. Stop by the physics department in the Center for Natural Sciences later this month for a look at David' results!

Contributed by Luke Keller

IC Students Work at Palomar Observatory | 0 Comments |
The following comments are the opinions of the individuals who posted them. They do not necessarily represent the position of Intercom or Ithaca College, and the editors reserve the right to monitor and delete comments that violate College policies.
Refresh view