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Wednesday, April 17th
8:15 AM

Radio Observation During Total Eclipse

Taegeon Eom '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Jaykrish Ganesan '25, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Krish Konda '25, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Charles Ludwig '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

During the total solar eclipse crossing North America on April 8, 2024, the moon will completely cover the sun's bright photosphere, allowing for unique observations of the faint outer atmosphere of the sun called the corona. While eclipses have traditionally been studied at optical wavelengths, observing at radio wavelengths can provide insights into the sun's magnetic fields and energetic particle ... Read More

9:40 AM

The Search for CH3OH Transitions and Water Masers in High-mass Star-forming Regions

Atharva Kapale '25, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:40 AM - 9:55 AM

Methanol transitions and Water Masers can be found in high-mass star-forming regions that are in the ionized gas. This ionized gas lets off electrons that interact with other atoms which emits photons that are then detected by radio telescopes such as the Very Large Array (VLA) on Earth. Data from this telescope was able to be accessed by connecting to ... Read More

11:05 AM

Broadband Spectral Survey of CH3OH Emission Toward Hyper-compact and Ultra-compact HII Regions

Robert Mandell '25, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

11:05 AM - 11:20 AM

The existence of organic molecules outside of the atmosphere can serve as an indication of life outside of Earth and contribute to our understanding of the formation of stars. We search for methanol in star forming ultra-compact and hyper-compact HII regions through the use of spectral analysis. Examining data collected from the Very Large Array in region G032.7441 we compiled ... Read More