New Telescope gets New Home

The Physics Department recently completed the installation of the new Martha Carpenter Observatory on the roof of Gottwald Science Center. The observatory now houses our new 14″ Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain reflecting telescope. All University of Richmond physics majors will have access to the new telescope.  Several students will also be working with professor Henry Nebel, pictured above, on various research projects involving the telescope, including tracking the moons of Jupiter and recording daily fluctuations in variable stars.

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Matt Trawick holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He was a postdoctoral fellow and later a lecturer at Princeton University before coming to the University of Richmond as an assistant professor in 2004. His research interests include block copolymers, nanotechnology, and atomic force microscopy.