Images of the moon taken by David Haworth and (left) and The Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon (right) show a sample of the named craters.

Image Credit:  David Haworth and (left) and The Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon (right)


9/9/19:  The RIT Observatory held an open house this past Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing. See RIT News article here.

Caitlin Rose is about to present her MS research.

Image Credit: Emily Wilson


7/31/19:  AST Graduate student Caitlin Rose successfully defended her MS thesis, entitled Identifying Galaxy Mergers with Quantitative Morphological Parameters in Simulated James Webb Space Telescope Image on July 31. Congratulations Caitlin!

Visible and NIR image of the COSMOS field

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


2/14/19:  Lama Faculty member Jeyhan Kartaltepe is assuming co-leadership of the COSMOS collaboration -- a group of more than 200 scientists worldwide collaborating to study how galaxies are influenced by both their fundamental physical properties and the environment that surrounds them. See the full RIT News story here.

Intersections the RIT podcast logo

1/6/19:  Lama Faculty member Jeyhan Kartaltepe and graduate student Brittany Vanderhoof discuss their career paths, the opportunities and challenges for women in the sciences, and their own efforts to be role models for future generations of scientists in the Intersections: The RIT Podcast.


Dr. Kartaltepe poses with JWST at NASA Goddard

Dr. Kartaltepe poses with JWST at NASA Goddard

3/2/18:  The James Webb Space Telescope hasn't launched yet, but scientists already have plans to use it. Dr. Kartaltepe talks about how she'll use it to study galaxies. She's interested in the first galaxies that ever formed, as well as galaxies at a wide range of distances from Earth. Listen to the podcast here.


Hangout logo with details    

1/3/18:  Lama Faculty member Jeyhan Kartaltepe discussed the CEERS survey and JWST on the Weekly Space Hangout. Watch the hangout here!

Illustration of JWST

Illustration by Monica Nguyen-Vo

3/2/18:  Lama Faculty member Jeyhan Kartaltepe and graduate student Kevin Cooke were interviewed for an article in the reporter about the future James Webb Space Telescope. Click here for full article.

Planners for CUWiP hold a meeting

Image Credit: Rebekah Greenberg

11/8/17:  RIT is one of the host sites for the APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in January 2018. Leading the organization is LAMA faculty member Jeyhan Kartaltepe, along with AST graduate student Brittany Vanderhoof. For more information, see Reporter article.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, Artistic Conception

12/6/17:  LAMA astrophysicist Jeyhan Kartaltepe will be one of the first scientists to use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope soon after it launches. The Webb telescope is regarded by many as the powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, with sensitive infrared detectors designed to peer 13.5 billion years into the universe’s history. Kartaltepe is a leading member of the  Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey team selected as part of the James Webb Space Telescope Director’s Discretionary Early Release Science Program. It is one of 13 science teams that will use the $8 billion telescope first, conducting experiments during its initial cycle and testing the instruments’ capabilities. For more information, see: