DiRAC Presents at the UW Foundation Board

October 11, 2023 | James Davenport (DiRAC)

Last week we were delighted to be able to present in front of the UW Foundation Board at their first meeting of the academic year.

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Group seeks to understand how a new type of satellite will impact Earth-based astronomy

October 3, 2023 | UW News | James Urton

A team of scientists has been tracking a bright object in the sky. But it’s not a star. It’s a new type of commercial satellite. Astronomers are trying to understand how its brightness and transmissions will interfere with Earth-based observations of the universe — and what can be done to minimize these effects as more […]

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BlueWalker 3 satellite is officially one of the brightest objects in the sky

October 2, 2023 | Space.com

“It is unacceptably bright for many sky observers around the world,” Meredith Rawls (UW, DiRAC) co-author of a paper on the finding and member of the IAU Center for the Protection of the Dark and Quiet Sky from Satellite Constellation Interference (IAU CPS), told Space.com.

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Astronomers Worry About Bright Object in Night Sky

October 2, 2023 | Newsweek

A new satellite has become one of the brightest objects in the night sky, sparking concerns among scientists for the future of astronomy. Meredith Rawls (UW, DiRAC) is featured.

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