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CEHW Professor Rebekah Dawson named Shaffer Career Development Professorship in Science

Posted on Aug 14, 2020 in Announcements, Awards & Honors | 0 comments

Congratulations to CEHW Professor Rebekah Dawson for being appointed by Dean Cavener to the Shaffer Career Development Professorship in...

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CEHW Professor Dawson honored with Urey Prize

Posted on Aug 14, 2020 in Awards & Honors, Featured, News | 0 comments

The Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society is pleased to award the 2020 Harold C. Urey Prize for outstanding...

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Welcome to Ian Czekala

Posted on Aug 5, 2020 in Announcements | 0 comments

CEHW welcomes its newest faculty member, Dr. Ian Czekala.  Ian’s current research focuses on sub-mm interferometry of protoplanetary...

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A young sub-Neptune-sized planet sheds light onto how planets form and evolve

Posted on Aug 5, 2020 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Featured, Instrumentation, Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors | 0 comments

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The detailed characterization of a young planet slightly smaller than Neptune provides insight into how such...

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CEHW Alumna Arpita Roy named NASA Sagan Fellow

Posted on Mar 26, 2020 in Announcements | 0 comments

Congratulations to recent CEHW graduate student, Dr. Arpita Roy who was named a 2020 Sagan Fellow based on her proposal “Of Worlds...

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New type of pulsating star discovered

Posted on Mar 10, 2020 in News | 0 comments

CEHW postdoc Zhao Guo’s research recently appeared in Nature Astronomy and a ECoS press release. Image Caption: A new type of...

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Sub-Neptune sized planet validated with the Habitable-zone Planet Finder

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, News, Research | 0 comments

A signal originally detected by the Kepler spacecraft has been validated as an exoplanet using the Habitable-zone Planet Finder (HPF), an...

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Looking for aliens who might be looking for us

Posted on Feb 17, 2020 in Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Data from a massive search for cosmic radio emission released Feb 14. by the Breakthrough Listen Initiative—the most comprehensive survey...

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NASA’s Newest Planet Tracker Finds a Sky-high Perch

Posted on Jan 12, 2020 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Instrumentation, Press Coverage | 0 comments

A new instrument funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation called NEID (pronounced “NOO-id”; sounds like...

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NEID Spectrograph Sees First Light

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Featured, Instrumentation, News, Press Coverage | 0 comments

The exoplanet-hunting instrument NEID, designed and built at Penn State, has passed an important milestone on the road to discovering...

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