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    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 […]

     

    October 23, 2015 : APS Professor Moore Hosts Astronomy Night Event

    The White House announced earlier this year that October 19th of this year was going to be the National Astronomy Night, and invited professional scientists and amateur astronomers to host events around the country.  The goal is to expand access to STEM experiences for the next generation of scientists, engineers, and inventors.  The White House […]

     

    September 29, 2015 : APS Prof. Sayanagi Captures Lunar Eclipse

    APS Assistant Professor Kunio Sayanagi photographed the total lunar eclipse on September 27, 2015 from his home on Fort Monroe.  A lunar eclipse happens twice a year, so that is not a rare event but this lunar eclipse was unusual that the eclipse happened when the moon was near perigee in its orbit, which means […]