An aurora.

Solar wind fills research sails at space weather center

Feb. 19, 2019

Researchers at CU Boulder are starting work on a new collaborative grant from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will improve solar wind modeling. The team at CU is led by the Space Weather Technology, Research and Education Center with contributions from Stanford University, Lockheed Martin...


Seminar: Mars Helicopter - Feb. 22

Feb. 19, 2019

MiMi Aung Project Manager for Mars Helicopter at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology Friday, Feb 22 | 12:00 PM | ECCR 265 Download Flyer Abstract: NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars. The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will demonstrate the viability of flight...


Podcast: Orbiting the tiny asteroid Bennu with OSIRIS-REx

Feb. 18, 2019

The Space Shot podcast interviews Distinguished Professor Dan Scheeres about the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission. Scheeres is leading radio science on the mission. OSIRIS-REx launched in September 2016 and has traveled more than one billion miles since, looping around the sun and now in orbit around Bennu. Listen on...

Zachary Sunberg

Seminar: Safety and Efficiency for Autonomous Vehicles through Online Learning - Feb 18

Feb. 18, 2019

Zachary Sunberg Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 | DLC | 12:00 P.M. Download Flyer Abstract: Autonomous systems have the potential to help humans in a variety of ways, from traveling to inhospitable destinations and performing tasks that are impossible for humans, to working directly alongside...

Visualization of Earth's magnetic field.

CU researchers working to reduce cost of studying magnetic field

Feb. 14, 2019

The Earth’s magnetic field is constantly changing, so researchers need constantly updated data to revise the models that guide our navigation systems and help predict weather on Earth. CU researchers Bob Marshall and Svenja Knappe are collaborating to bring down the cost of this process through the use of small...

Jeff Chancellor

Seminar: Operational Space Radiation Environment: Analogs, Pathogenesis, and Translation Into Clinical Outcomes in Humans - Feb 14

Feb. 11, 2019

Future space missions outside of low-Earth orbit (LEO) will take on greater risks to establish a long-term human presence on the Moon, a near-Earth object, or the surface of...

A view of the mission operations center for the Kepler Space Telescope, which the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) oversaw from 2009 to 2018. (Credit: LASP)

Students in Focus: When deep space calls, students answer

Feb. 11, 2019

“That’s been really cool—to spend my Friday talking to something in deep space,” he said. “There aren’t many people who can say that.” In one of the spacecraft operations centers inside CU Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), a woman’s calm voice pipes in over a speaker: “Loss...

CU Boulder Research Scientist Gijs de Boer prepares to launch a DataHawk to collect atmospheric measurements as sea ice is forming in far northern Alaska.

CU climate researchers to deploy drones in largest Arctic expedition ever

Feb. 8, 2019

CU Boulder researchers will fly drones this fall as part of a massive expedition to the Arctic to study climate at the top of the world. The research is part of the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate expedition - MOSAiC for short . During the expedition,...

Penina Axelrad

Professor Axelrad inducted into National Academy of Engineers

Feb. 7, 2019

The National Academy of Engineering has elected Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences professor Penina Axelrad and alumnus Dereje Agonafer (AeroEngr ’72) as new members in 2019. Election to the prestigious academy is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made...

Robyn Macdonald

Seminar: Reduced-Order Model Framework for Thermochemical Non-equilibrium Hypersonic Flows, Feb. 11

Feb. 7, 2019

Dr. Robyn Macdonald - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Computational Hypersonics Research Lab, University of Minnesota Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 | DLC | 12:00 P.M. Download Flyer Abstract: The study of vehicles traveling at hypersonic speeds is extremely complex and involves many non-equilibrium physical phenomena occurring on broad time and length scales...