Physics and Astronomy Department

Union Astronomy Faculty and Students Present at ASNY50 Astronomy Meeting in New York City

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Professors Koopmann and Wilkin and students Max Libre ’19, Gianna Morton ’21, Aiyana Poulin ’19, and Jason Sindoni ’21 attended the Astronomical Society of New York 50th Anniversary Celebration, “The State of Astronomy and Astrophysics” July 11-13, 2018, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. They gave the following presentations:

Prof. Koopmann (Contributed Talk): The Undergraduate ALFALFA Team: A Model for Involving Undergraduates in Astronomy Collaborations

Prof. Wilkin (Contributed Talk): Spiral Nebulae from Orbiting Winds

Gianna Morton (Lightening Talk): Measuring the Mass of the Pisces Perseus Supercluster with APPSS

Aiyana Poulin (poster): UAT Star Formation in Groups of Galaxies

Jason Sindoni (Lightening Talk): Observations of Koronis Family Asteroids

Soon-to-be (Fall 2018) Visiting Assistant Professor Jennifer Carter presented a lightening talk on the topic “Modeling Reflection of Extremely Close-In Exoplanets.”

The Astronomical Society of New York and its parent organization the New York Astronomical Corporation was founded in 1968 by astronomers at New York State universities, colleges and observatories with the aim of building a large telescope for collaborative use by astronomers in the state. There are 27 members, including 8 PhD-granting and 19 primarily undergraduate institutions. ASNY holds annual meetings, supports student travel to observatories, and awards annual undergraduate and graduate student research prizes. A. G. Davis Philip, former Visiting Research Professor at Union College, was a founder and served as Secretary and Treasurer for more than 30 years. Prof. Koopmann is on the Board of Directors and served as Secretary for 16 years.