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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
2014-08-10 02:05:44

Construction of the highly anticipated Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) can begin now that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has finalized funding.

Partnership-Planning Grant Awarded By NSF To Thirty Meter Telescope
2013-03-18 15:03:31

Today the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a cooperative agreement to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Observatory Corporation to explore a potential partnership between the organizations.

Dr. Malcolm Smith Receives IDA David Crawford Lifetime Achievement Award
2012-09-04 07:31:29

On August 29th, the lights went off and the stars turned on during a special event at Beijing Planetarium.

2012-08-17 08:00:51

Associated Universities Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have made a preliminary examination of the report released today from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Astronomy Portfolio Review Committee (PRC).

2011-09-28 08:00:05

Twenty-one NSF-funded, NSF-nominated researchers are among the 94 scientists and engineers to receive the Administration's highest honor for early career research and outreach.

SkyNet: We Want Your PC Power
2011-09-13 09:28:47

A community computing science initiative was officially launched Tuesday morning at Curtin University of Australia, seeking the help of PC users around the world to contribute spare CPU cycles as part of theSkyNet project to further the science of radio astronomy.

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2011-08-16 13:45:00

NASA announced on Monday that the space agency's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted the first-ever cosmic detection of graphene.

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2011-08-12 05:40:00

VV 340, also known as Arp 302, provides a textbook example of colliding galaxies seen in the early stages of their interaction.

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2011-05-26 13:50:00

US Senator Tom Coburn on Thursday released a new report that raises questions regarding the National Science Foundation’s priorities and management of funds for seemingly unneeded research.

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2011-05-10 09:38:23

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Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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