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Leading Astronomer Taft Armandroff Appointed Director of UT’s McDonald Observatory

Leading Astronomer Taft Armandroff Appointed Director of UT’s McDonald Observatory

AUSTIN, Texas — Astronomer Taft Armandroff has been appointed the new director of the College of Natural Sciences McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas.

Astronomer Honored by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas

Astronomer Honored by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas

In recognition of his discoveries regarding the formation of black holes and galaxies, astronomer Karl Gebhardt will receive the 2012 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Science from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST).

Project to Study ‘Dark Energy’ Receives $8 Million from National Science Foundation

Project to Study ‘Dark Energy’ Receives $8 Million from National Science Foundation

A project to discover the nature of dark energy, a mysterious force causing the expansion of the universe to speed up, has received an $8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Texas Cosmology Center Established at The University of Texas at Austin

Texas Cosmology Center Established at The University of Texas at Austin

A new interdisciplinary center for the study of the frontiers of the universe, from the tiniest subatomic particle to the largest chain of galaxies, has been formed at The University of Texas at Austin.