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Department of Astronomy welcomes new graduate students

The opening ceremony unveiled a new chapter for the incoming postgraduates of the Department of Astronomy (DoA) on August 26. The DoA welcomed 11 postgraduates this year, 4 females and 7 males, all wearing a specially-designed DoA T-shirt. The meeting was moderated by Hua Feng, the deputy chair of the Department, and was also attended by faculty members Chris Ormel, Tipei Li, Shude Mao, Yi Mao, Dandan Xu, Sharon Wang, and selected senior students.

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Rotation inferred from proper motions of RR Lyraes in the Galactic bulge

RR Lyrae stars are pulsating, low-metallicity, core-helium-burning horizontal branch giants with ages older than 10 Gyr. Their period-luminosity relation allows their distances to be determined accurately, which enables us to study their spatial distribution and kinematics.

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2020 strategic meeting held to discuss the future of the Department of Astronomy

The Department of Astronomy (DoA) held its 2020 annual strategic meeting on Friday, August 7 to discuss the future of DoA. A total of 11 faculty and staff members joined the meeting either on-site or online.

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