May 21, 2017
Prof. Wright had the honor to participate as a speaker at the TEDx Donovan Correction Facility
. The TEDx video will be coming soon, but here was local news coverage
March 28 - 30, 2017
The CASS OIRlab team spent three intensive days at UCLA working on advancing the OSIRIS data reduction pipeline with our coding collaborators. They let us outside for nice picnic lunches.
March 20 - 26, 2017
Eric Chisholm, James Larkin, and Shelley Wright attended an IRIS leads meeting at NAOJ and toured the exciting Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) facilities.
March 12 - 15, 2017
Andrey Vayner and Greg Walth attended the PDP Inquiry Institute
operated by the Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators (ISEE) in Monterrey, California. The PDP is an inquiry based teaching strategy, for teaching STEM practices to students. Pictured from left to right; Greg Walth, Xinnan Du (UCLA) and Andrey Vayner. Andrey, Greg and Xinnan are currently designing an inquiry based activity for the UC San Diego/CASS summer REU students.
November 18, 2016
IRIS instrument and team passes the preliminary design review at TMT headquarters in Pasadena on November 17-18th. Thank you to the esteemed reviewers! Over 1000+ pages of just reviewer documentation.
November 1, 2016
The Intermediate Redshift OSIRIS Chemo-Kinematic survey (IROCKS) results have been published in the Astrophysics Journal (Mieda et al. 2016). IROCKS first adaptive optics + integral field spectrograph survey of z~1 galaxies with a 2 year Keck Observatory observing campaign. See the latest results on the dynamics and star formation clumps in these systems.
October 19, 2016
The NIROSETI observing campaign just passed its 50% survey completion. More than 600 celestial objects, such as nearby stars, clusters and nearby galaxies, have been observed, but no ET signal have been detected. Thanks to our courageous students for observing all nights long! Go NIROSETI!
September 7-8, 2016
The CASS OIRlab team spent two intensive days at UCLA working on debugging and advancing the OSIRIS data reduction pipeline with our friendly coding collaborators. We had over 60+ code commits to the OSIRIS github page and drank many cups of coffee.
July 12, 2016
Shelley Wright testified to the Joint Space Subcommittee and Research and Technology Subcommittee Hearing on Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Astrobiology. Shelley’s testimonial addressed the current and future research endeavours of SETI.
Full written and oral testimony can be found here
June 12, 2016
The majority of the CASS OIRlab attended the summer American Astronomical Society (AAS) sessions in San Diego. Greg Walth, Andrey Vayner, Shelley Wright gave talks at the conference. Melisa Tallis and Andres Duenas both gave excellent posters on the near-infrared SETI research!