Cal Poly Pomona Leads the Milky Way Project, Which Gives People a Chance to Make Discoveries
By Emily Velasco
Imagine that you had a beautifully illustrated book where each page was overflowing with vivid colors and fantastic imagery. Imagine you were tasked with looking through the book to find clues to solving a mystery. Now imagine that book was 77,000 pages long.
That’s what it’s like for researchers of the Milky Way Project, an online scientific endeavor based at Cal Poly Pomona that involves combing through images of our galaxy in search of knowledge about how stars are born.
The scale of the undertaking is vast. By most estimates, the …
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¿The Universe in 10 Weeks¿ is a popular class on campus, but most students aren¿t aware that astronomy is also an available field of study within the physics department at Cal Poly Pomona.
Better marketing is one reason that the physics department has changed its name to the Department of Physics & Astronomy.
¿It sounds like a small change, but it¿s a big deal,¿ says astronomer and physics Professor Alex Rudolph. ¿Putting astronomy in our name is a better step to letting people know that we have astronomy and that it¿s a strong and growing program.…
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