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Van de Graaff Receives a Much-Needed Cosmetic Update

White Domed Van de Graaff

Work has been completed on the sanding and repainting of the dome of the Atomic Physics Observatory (APO), a ~ 55-foot tall Art Deco structure that housed a 3 million volt particle accelerator used for a variety of studies in nuclear physics.

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Music to the Ears of a Volcanologist

Popocatepetl Volcano

Can automated sound-recognition techniques be used to read and analyze the sounds our planet makes, similar to listening to an orchestra warming up before a concert? DTM’s Diana Roman thinks so.

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Richard Walker Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree

Honorary Swords

Former DTM postdoc Richard Walker, now at the University of Maryland College Park, was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Oulu, Finland, in May.

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Anaïs Bardyn Joins DTM's Cosmochemistry Group as a Postdoctoral Fellow

Anais Bardyn

Anaïs Bardyn joins DTM's cosmochemistry group as a postdoctoral fellow this month, following the completion of her Ph.D. in astrochemistry/astrobiology at the University of Paris-Est in 2016.

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DTM Visits Orbital ATK Headquarters to See NASA’s TESS Spacecraft

Tess Fieldtrip

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, DTM astronomers and cosmochemists visited Orbital ATK’s headquarters in Dulles, Virginia, to tour their facilities and see NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which the company is building in Northern Virginia.  

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June 2017 Letter from the Director

June 2017 Letter from the Director

Highlights in the department this June included a variety of outreach events and the beginning of “silly season.” What's silly season? Read DTM Director Richard Carlson's Letter from the Director to find out.

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