St. Lawrence participated in the first group observing session of 2022, remotely operating the world's largest steerable, single-dish radio telescope at the observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia.
St. Lawrence astronomers Aileen O'Donoghue and Jeffrey Miller, along with student researchers Haille Perkins '22, Tyler Karasinski '24, Brenna McConnell '23 and Ganesh Petterson '23 participated in a group remote observing session using the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia on March 3. Using the telescope, researchers will identify the properties of galaxies at distances determined by supernovae to improve distance measurements for those galaxies without supernova information. The St. Lawrence students helped keep the observing log for the evening's observations.
St. Lawrence is part of the Undergraduate ALFALFA Team (UAT), a consortium of colleges and universities dedicated to undergraduate research. The UAT has been granted 128 hours of telescope observing time, so there will be many more opportunities for future observing sessions.