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February
2018

Nature magazine published an aritcle entiled "Arecibo Weathers the Storm" by Joan Schmelz and Edgard Rivera-Valentin. Here is the link to the article:  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0394-3.epdf?author_access_token=sIyAPxPIW2zNdXPzuLtjTNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0OPvIuH1E80hdHo_u3ZZKqKNbEpTAEQ_gqjg5JV4BViw_eJ34GI9Z87IhCb1G0_N77BbHqKwVNLv0MlN-ewcNfsPGxQ39S1IsCoF-Fxh5FHRw%3D%3D

 

Other News

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February
22,
2018
  The Universities Space Research Association, USRA, presented two astronomers with awards for research conducted aboard NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, at the recent American Astronomical Society winter
February
16,
2018
  Dr. Joan Schmelz, Program Director, Universities Space Research Association, was elected as a Vice President at the American Astronomical Society (AAS). A member of AAS member since 1982, she has seen the organization’s many
February
06,
2018
USRA's David Kring, at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, was quoted in a recent article published by Scientific American. To read the article, click on the following link:  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/shooting-fo
February
01,
2018
  Two  papers by Andrew Sayer (one as lead author, one as co-author) were recently chosen as an "AGU Research Spotlight" and featured on AGU’s EOS magazine. Andrew was also invited by ScienceTrends.com to contribute

USRA Activities

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August
08,
2017
Mr. Ernie Wright, visualization communication expert working as part of GESTAR, described his work developing visualizations of the lunar surface based on data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) during a colloquium at USRA's
July
26,
2017
Dr. Erick Young, who served as Director, Science Mission Operations for SOFIA until last year, spoke at USRA HQ about the uniqueness of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. He covered a wide range of topics related to SOFIA,
December
04,
2016
  The USRA President's Awards recognize outstanding achievements by all USRA staff, reflecting performance well above normal expectations for a given job assignment. The awards come in three categories, and include monetary