NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is recruiting reviewers for
graduate student fellowship proposals that cover a wide range of topics in
astrophysics and planetary science. Post-doctoral fellows and other early career scientists are
especially encouraged to
In addition to some Space Science programs, the Directorate currently is seeking reviewers
specifically for the review of proposals to the Remote Sensing Water Quality
(RSWQ) and Airborne Instrument Technology Transition (AITT) ROSES programs.
Public Law 112-55, SEC. 539, the legislation addressing appropriations for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), contains a brief statement restricting the use of NASA funds. The bottom line
is that NASA funds, including ROSES research grants, can no longer be used “…to
participate, collaborate, or coordinate bilaterally in any way with China…”
With the full sky shimmering in green aurora on Feb. 18, 2012, a team of scientists, including space physicist Marc Lessard and graduate students from UNH’s Space Science Center, launched an instrument-laden, two-stage sounding rocket from the Poker Flat Research Range in Fairbanks, Alaska. The precision measurements from the rocket’s instruments will shed new light on the physical processes that create the northern lights and further our understanding of the complex sun-Earth connection.
Investigators on NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, including UNH space physicist Eberhard Möbius, David McComas of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and Priscilla Frisch of the University of Chicago, as well as astronomer Seth Redfield of Wesleyan University, presented the mission findings at a press conference from NASA headquarters in Washington, DC on January 30, 2012 and broadcast via NASA TV at www.nasa.gov/sunearth.
Scientists in the Water Systems Analysis Group in the University of New Hampshire’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) have been funded by NASA to improve estimates of how melting mountain glaciers around the globe will contribute to sea level rise in the future. The data will be a critical new element in the next assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
With a proclamation from Governor John Lynch declaring Thursday June 2, 2011, as
New Hampshire Space Grant Day, members of the New Hampshire Space Grant
Consortium (NHSGC) and officials from the University of New Hampshire and the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - including keynote speaker former
NASA astronaut Jeff Hoffman - will celebrate the consortium's 20 years of work
dedicated to improving education and public awareness of science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics, particularly as related to our nation's space