Louis Allamandola on “Astronomical PAHs: from Spitzer to Herschel and Beyond”

Lou gave an invited talk entitled “Astronomical PAHs- from Spitzer to Herschel and Beyond” which was very well received and stimulated a lot of discussion. Lou has just completed the last of his three separate, two-month research visits to the ‘Sackler Laboratory for Astrophysics’ at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Working with Prof. H. Linnartz […]

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Tom Greene on Protostars and Exoplanets

Tom Greene attended a meeting of the joint US – European Mid-Infrared Science Team of the James Webb Space Telescope in Chicago. The team started planning guaranteed time observations with the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI). Greene made presentations on the protostar and exoplanet programs that he is leading. Collaboration discussions were started with the European guaranteed […]

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Education Supplement for “Spaceward Bound Mojave 2010 and 2011”

Chris McKay, Liza Coe and Henry Sun (DRI) were selected for award of an education supplement for “Spaceward Bound Mojave 2010 and 2011.” The ROSES parents proposals are “Biological accumulation of D-amino acids in endolithic microbial communities” (PI: Henry Sun, DRI) and “Raman UV/Fluorescence for Planetary Protection Bioburden Monitoring” (PI: Chris McKay). For each year […]

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Discovery of HCN ice on Triton

Dale Cruikshank and Cristina Dalle Ore are collaborating with Martin Burgdorf (SOFIA group at Ames) and Tomohiko Sekiguchi (Tokyo) in the interpretation of a spectrum of Triton obtained with the Japanese AKARI telescope in space. They have submitted a paper to Astronomy and Astrophysics, and will present some preliminary results of the work at the […]

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