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    February 6, 2018 : 2018 CREST Undergraduate Research Experience Open for Applications

    The APS department is pleased to once again offer the CURE program from May 25 to July 20, 2018. This 8-week session provides engaging research in atmospheric sciences and space sciences using observations from NASA spacecraft and ground-based measurements from optical instrumentation, with a goal of understanding our home planet, Earth. Program activities include: Making […]


    March 24, 2017 : NASA selects Professor Sayanagi to Lead Uranus Probe Mission Concept Study

    Hampton University Press Release HAMPTON, Va. — A planetary probe mission concept study proposed by a team led by Hampton University assistant professor of Planetary Science, Dr. Kunio Sayanagi, has been selected for funding by NASA. The Small Next-generation Atmospheric Probe (SNAP) team will receive $435,000 from NASA to examine the advantages, cost, and risk […]


    October 19, 2016 : Hampton University Installs NASA funded Antenna

    On September 26th, 2016, the Hampton University Center for Atmospheric Research and Education (HU-CARE) program installed a direct broadcast antenna on top of the Hampton Harbour Center in downtown Hampton, VA. Funded by a 5 million dollar award from NASA, this antenna enables scientists to instantly predict severe weather within a 2,000 mile radius of […]


    June 10, 2016 : APS Scientists Observe Mercury Transit with the Public

    On May 9th, 2016, a special celestial event occurred when the planet Mercury lined up exactly with the Sun in the sky as viewed from the Earth. In Hampton, Mercury began to cross the disk of the Sun shortly after sunrise at 7:20am and spent a leisurely seven hours making a sharp, round shadow on […]


    November 1, 2015 : Paper “Increasing carbon dioxide concentration in the upper atmosphere observed by SABER” by Jia Yue, James Russell III et al. recognized by Nature and NASA

    NASA recently featured an important result published by Jia Yue and the SABER science team at HU. NASA’s TIMED mission, short for Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics, has confirmed a surprisingly fast carbon dioxide increase in Earth’s upper atmosphere, raising questions about how different layers of the atmosphere are interconnected. Even more curious—though climate […]