Upcoming Dates
  • May 30: Memorial Day
  • Jun 6: Summer Semester begins
  • Jul 30: Summer Semester ends
  • Aug 22: Fall Semester begins
  • Oct 13–Oct 14: Fall Break
  • Dec 17: Fall Semester ends
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News from the Chair

Gary Harrison Receives Sigma Xi Award

Facility Services Manager Gary HarrisonPhysics and Astronomy Buildings Facility Services Manager Gary Harrison won this year's 2016 Noteworthy Technical Support Person Award from the UNM Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

Gary is responsible for the physical plant and maintenance operations of the P&A Buildings. He coordinates grounds, site use, remodeling projects, and construction projects. Lately, he has also been heavily involved in planning for our future building.

Congratulations, Gary!

Research Highlights

Professors Matthews and Lauer part of Very High Energy imaging project

John Matthews and Robert Lauer

The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC), represented at UNM by Physics and Astronomy professors John Matthews and Research Professor Robert Lauer, have released images from the first year of successful operations.

Among the released material is an image of ⅔ of the sky seen with very high energy (VHE) gamma rays, clearly showing emission from within the Milky Way galaxy and other prominent high energy sources.

Congratulations to the team! Read the press release here


Upcoming Events


Fri 9/2, 4:00PM in Room 125, Prof. Surajit Sen, TBA

Other Events:

Tue 5/31, 11:00AM in Room 101, Dr. Abdelghani Laraoui, Nanoscale spin and temperature sensing using nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond nanostructures

Thu 6/16, 10:00AM in Room 190, Bridget C. McEwen, Characterizing Supernova Remnant and Molecular Cloud Interaction Environments Using Class I Methanol Masers


Interactive Astronomy Apps

Javascript apps

9 Educational Apps

Written by Kevin Dilts for the Astro 101 Lab, these free interactive javascript apps illustrate common astronomy concepts. Enjoy!

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