To acquire final components for the Kelly Anne Kluttz (KAKE) spectrograph to complete the conversion to a bench mount and to anodize the optical components of the spectrograph.
Grant Recipients in 2014
Grant Recipients $17,560
To support the Kilodegree Exoplanet Little Telescope (KELT) survey in the purchase of computing equipment to analyze photometric data from a network of small robotic telescopes, which will help confirm the planetary nature of KELT candidates, and to analyze spectroscopic and photometric data from larger telescopes to characterize the atmospheres of confirmed KELT planets.
To contribute 50% for the cost of a shared MATLAB license to be used by astronomers at the Observatory for software to produce interactive, 3-dimensional visualizations of Cepheid and RR Lyrae observations in the Milky Way and its nearest neighbors.
To purchase a workstation to carry out data reduction, spectral fitting, and statistical analysis of joint Chandra X-ray and VLA radio data sets approved to be observed from June 2014 to September 2015. Observations will allow discrimination between competing models of the “fundamental plane” of black hole accretion.
To acquire a high-powered computer for the astrophysics group in the investigation of the evolution of spiral galaxies with high spatial and time resolution simulations.
To acquire a 64-core compute node dedicated to the project “Unprecedented accuracy in stellar masses and radii from triple and multiple stars observed by the Kepler satellite.”