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Photos from Glenn Schneider's umbraphile website from the 2001 and 2012 eclipses.

Four Press Releases About Astronomy-Related Work (and Play) at Steward

Here is news and press releases about four Steward people/groups. First, UArizona Astronomer Glenn Schneider, a total-solar-eclipse maven, was written up in "UA at Work". Glenn is one of the foremost eclipse chasers in the world. You can read the article HERE and you can see his large collection of photos and eclipse descriptions HERE.
 
Second, University Distinguished Professor Chris Impey of UArizona Astronomy has won the 2021 AAS Education Prize. Chris was cited for "his national and international impact through his outstanding teaching of thousands of students at his home university and, via the web, worldwide," and for several other achievements. You can read the AAS writeup HERE.
 
Third, Steward Observatory postdoc Dr Carlos Vargas has won a NASA "Astrophysics Pioneer" mission. He and his collaborators will study the warm-hot phase of the circumgalactic medium...

NASA’s Exoplanet Hunter Telescope Spies Powerful Winds and Jet Stream System in the Closest Brown Dwarfs

Brown dwarfs are excellent and easier-to-study analogs of giant exoplanets. Hiding just two parsecs (6 or 7 light years, or 1.5 times the distance of the nearest star) from the Sun are two cool brown dwarfs that form the Luhman 16AB binary system (discovered by Kevin Luhman, a 1998 PhD of our Astronomy program). Studies of these systems can help understand how giant exoplanets look, unraveling their climates, wind patterns, and atmospheric dynamics. No telescope, however, is powerful enough to take detailed images of the disks of brown dwarfs to find out whether they are dominated by localized storms (vortices) or by a global jet stream system.

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