Listen to Dr. Cristina Thomas, assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science, discuss the ways in which the James Webb Space Telescope will alter our perception of the cosmos forever! As a major contributor to the JWST mission, Dr. Thomas brings… Read more
What do Mars and Iceland have in common? These days, not so much. But more than 4.5 billion years ago, it’s possible the Red Planet had a crust comparable to Iceland today. Valerie Payré, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science, is a part of a research team that studied a martian meteorite that… Read more
Congrats to professor James Gaherty and associate professor Ryan Porter of Northern Arizona University’s School of Earth and Sustainability who were recently awarded $473,000 by the National Science Foundation for a study of the Cocos oceanic plate beneath Central America. NAU is collaborating on a large project led by Samer Naif of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Gaherty and Porter will lead… Read more
Springs are immensely important to Arizona’s ecosystems and its people, and springs can tell us a lot about both, according to Abe Springer, whose Northern Arizona University research team studies spring water and groundwater and their effects on the environment.
For the past 10 years, the… Read more
We are excited to share with you the news that professor David Trilling, chair of Northern Arizona University’s Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science, has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to launch a new partnership with Coconino Community College (CCC). The initiative will create a pathway for recruiting 20 CCC2NAU students into paid internships working… Read more