Department of Astronomy and Physics

Eclipse 2024

T Field looking through a pinhole camera
T. Field looking at the sun through a homemade pinhole viewer

If you would like more information on what is happening at SMU during the Solar Eclipse on 8 April please visit the Observatory's Eclipse 2024 information page here.

If you would like to learn how to make a pinhole viewer you can view the complete video here.



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Dr. Luigi Gallo receiving aware from Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray at Winter Convocation
February 2, 2024
President’s Award for Excellence in Research: Dr. Luigi Gallo
Dr. Luigi Gallo was honoured at Winter Convocation with the President’s Award for Excellence in Research for his contributions to astrophysics.
Artist conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA GSFC/CIL/Adriana Manrique Gutierrez
September 21, 2023
Researchers use the James Webb Space Telescope to view growing “baby galaxy”
Team co-led by Saint Mary’s astronomer uses the James Webb Space Telescope to get a detailed view of a “baby galaxy” undergoing an intense growth spurt
Presenters in the 2023 Annual Undergrad Mini Symposium
September 8, 2023
2023 Undergrad Mini Symposium
Astronomy & Physics would like to congratulate all the presenters in this year's Undergrad Mini Symposium.
September 8, 2023
SMU researcher part of international astronomy mission XRISM
Saint Mary’s professor Dr. Luigi Gallo is one of two Canadians involved in an exciting new three-year mission, a collaboration led by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) with important contributions from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and the European Space Agency.
James Webb Space Telescope 1
February 7, 2022
Saint Mary's University and the James Webb Space Telescope
SMU astronomers ready to probe the Universe using most powerful space telescope ever built

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