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On Sunday, April 16, 2017, Dr. James Webb, FIU astrophysicist and Director of the Stocker Astroscience Center, collaborated with UF astrophysicist Dr. Steve Eikenberry to observe a unique Blazar called S5 0716+71 with the largest optical telescope in the world.

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Congratulations to the 2017 SISH Scholarship awardees in Chemistry, Astronomy and Physics! The awards will be presented on Thursday, May 4, 4-6pm, at the MARC Pavilion, , including the Fred Hoover Memorial Endowment Award, the Zaida Morales-Martinez & Howard E. Moore Chemistry Awards, and the Southern Cross Astronomical Society Awards.

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It's that time for Physics students to submit their applications for the Fred Hoover Memorial Scholarship Endowment and the Southern Cross Astronomical Society Scholarship. The deadline for submission is March 27st, 2017.

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Astronomy Professor Caroline Simpson provides scientific insight into what may explain the Christmas Star phenomenon.

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Physics professor and CWGS director Yesim Darici will receive the Science & Technology Award at the 29th Annual In the Company of Women Awards ceremony and reception on March 8, 2017, at the Coral Gables Country Club. Congratulations!

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As the moon reaches full phase Monday, Nov. 14, it will be the closest it’s been to Earth since 1948. There will not be another supermoon like this until 2034.

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The Women in STEM Initiative will provide education on the issues faced by women in STEM fields, resources for enhancing their involvement, and will propel the University to succeed in recruitment efforts and applications for available grants that will strengthen both our faculty and our students.

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"The physics of a gender gap" feature spotlights Dr. Hazari (and Lock's) article on the underrepresentation of women in physics.

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FIU Undergraduate, Jennifer Medina, has just been featured in this week's Astronomy in Color Blog

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The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) has awarded FIU physics professor Caroline Simpson the 2016 Richard H. Emmons Award. The ASP is the largest general astronomy society in the world with members from over 70 nations.

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