Research Assistant position with the ASAS-SN project

The ASAS-SN project is looking for a Research Assistant.

The Research Assistant will work with Professors K. Stanek and C. Kochanek on the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN). Duties include: daily quality control of data obtained by 20 ASAS-SN telescopes; verification of supernova and other transient candidates; release of confirmed ASAS-SN discoveries to the public; response to public queries concerning ASAS-SN Sky Patrol data; coordination of queue observing schedule on the MDM 2.4-m telescope. The selected person will also participate in follow-up observations and data reduction of ASAS-SN targets.

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Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required by time of hire; 1-3 years of research experience in astrophysics; minimum of one year of programming experience by start of employment.

If there are any question, please contact Kris Stanek at

11th Annual Biard lecture: “The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars”

The Ohio State University Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) presents:

 The 11th Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Lecture in Cosmology and Astrophysics 

“The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars”

 Speaker: Dava Sobel, renowned author of several popular science books


Wednesday 27 March, 2019
7:00—8:00pm: Lecture and Q&A
8:00—9:00pm: Reception with the Speaker
Performance Hall, The Ohio Union

More information at

This event is free and is suitable for all audiences.  You must register for tickets at


Public lecture tonight on Life in the Universe

Come see a talk by one of the top researchers in the field of astrobiology.  Shawn Domagal-Goldman, who is the Chief of the Planetary Systems Laboratory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will speak on NASA’s Search for Life in Places Near and Far.

The talk will be tonight, Thursday, March 7, from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. in 1153 Smith Laboratory.  The talk is free, and no registration is required.