Grants

Grant Recipients in 2008

Grant Recipients $13,585

American Association of Variable Star Observers

Amount
$1,600
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2008
Principal Investigator:
Arne A. Henden

To purchase a JHKL set for the multichannel development effort led by Vincent Dovydatis, and to purchase one set of J&H filters for each of the two NIR imaging cameras that will be installed on the AAVSO 24-inch telescopes. The F.A.R. gratefully acknowledges the donation by the Institute for Space Observations of the funds for this grant.

Carthage College

Amount
$2,035
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2008
Principal Investigator:
Douglas N. Arion

To upgrade camera electronics which will allow students to engage in a wider range of observational activities, including multiband photometric observations, spectral classification of cluster members, and further mapping of planetary nebula structure in multiple elements.

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Amount
$3,000
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2008
Principal Investigator:
Lior M. Burko

To purchase a high-end multi-core computer which would make possible the simulation of extreme mass-ratio binaries and the computation of the emitted gravitational waveform.

Vanderbilt University

Amount
$3,400
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2008
Principal Investigator:
Kelly Holley-Bockelmann

To purchase a workstation that will be used for analyzing very large data sets obtained from high resolution numerical simulations aimed at resolving outstanding issues with black hole growth and survival in the Universe.

West Chester University

Amount
$3,550
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2008
Principal Investigator:
Karen Vanlandingham

To purchase an IDL Mini-Lab license (10 seats) from ITT Visual Information Solutions and an additional one-year maintenance agreement that will provide software maintenance, including upgrades, and technical support for two years following the purchase of the license.

Total: $13,585