Grants

Grant Recipients in 2007

Grant Recipients $16,584

Custer Institute and Observatory

Amount
$2,888
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2007
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Owen Katz

For the purchase of CCD imaging equipment to support projects, including the search for extrasolar planets, supernova searches, and photometry of sun-like stars.

Furman University, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute

Amount
$1,149
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2007
Principal Investigator:
David Moffett

For acquisition of a Pulsar Data Acquisition System. The F.A.R. gratefully acknowledges the donation by the Institute for Space Observations of the funds for this grant.

Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy

Amount
$4,850
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2007
Principal Investigator:
W. Bruce Weaver

For a partial funding for an upgrade to a CCD camera used in the photometric and spectroscopic search for T Tauri stars.

Morehead State University

Amount
$1,697
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2007
Principal Investigator:
Jennifer J. Birriel

To purchase equipment to develop a system capable of photometric and spectroscopic monitoring of a variety of variable stars.

University of Denver

Amount
$3,000
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2007
Principal Investigator:
Jennifer L. Hoffman

To transport the HPOL spectropolarimeter to a new observatory and install it there as part of a larger project to revive this instrument and allow all U.S. astronomers access to the data it collects.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Amount
$3,000
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2007
Principal Investigator:
Gaurav Khanna

Purchase a high-end multicore computer workstation which will be used to simulate the evolution of an astrophysical event that commonly occurs in the nuclei of most galaxies, i.e. the capture of a small star (or black hole) by a super massive black hole. These simulations will generate “waveforms” of gravitational wave patterns that will be of immediate use to the various gravitational wave observatories that are being built all over the world (LIGO, GEO, VIRGO, TAMA, etc.) to be used by several researchers at University of Alabama, MIT and University of Massachusetts, that are part of this collaborative project.

Total: $16,584