Carnegie Observatories

143: Telescope robots with Dr. Ramirez

Dr. Solange Ramirez  returns to the show to talk about her new position as Project Manager of the  Sloan Digital Sky Survey V . Amount other things, the project will study over six million stars and how black holes change over time. These millions of measurements will be made using a robotic telescope system that is currently being built.    Above: Dr. Ramirez, holding one of the telescope robots described in the episode.

Dr. Solange Ramirez returns to the show to talk about her new position as Project Manager of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey V. Amount other things, the project will study over six million stars and how black holes change over time. These millions of measurements will be made using a robotic telescope system that is currently being built.

Above: Dr. Ramirez, holding one of the telescope robots described in the episode.

Episode 60: Data you can see, touch, and lick with Dr. Hunt

Dr. Cynthia Hunt talks about the  Carnegie Observatories’   astronomical glass plate collection . The Carnegie collection includes historic plates that recorded the moments astronomers made groundbreaking discoveries.  You can follow the Carnegie Observatories on  twitter .  Image credits: Dr. Hunt, Carnegie Observatories

Dr. Cynthia Hunt talks about the Carnegie Observatories’ astronomical glass plate collection. The Carnegie collection includes historic plates that recorded the moments astronomers made groundbreaking discoveries.

You can follow the Carnegie Observatories on twitter.

Image credits: Dr. Hunt, Carnegie Observatories

To read more about these plates, see  this excellent article  in Nautilus Magazine.

To read more about these plates, see this excellent article in Nautilus Magazine.