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July 11, 2019

On July 2, scientists from the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) successfully flew a high-altitude research jet along the path of totality of the solar eclipse in the southern hemisphere in an ongoing research project to study the Sun’s corona - the million-degree outer layer of the solar atmosphere - and its associated magnetic fields.

July 9, 2019

Giovanni Fazio has been awarded the 2019 SPIE George W. Goddard Award in Space and Airborne Optics "in recognition of his exceptional achievements in the area of infrared instruments spanning 40 years, including the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) onboard the Spitzer Space Telescope..."

June 26, 2019

Dr. Jenna Samra of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA) and Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has been awarded the International Astronomical Union's (IAU) Ph.D. Prize (from Division E: Sun and Heliosphere) for her thesis entitled, "An Airborne Infrared Spectrometer for Coronal Observations: Development, Characterization, and First Science Results from the 2017 Solar Eclipse."