February 11, 2019                                                          View this email in your browser.
The results are rolling in from our newest state-of-the-art sky-surveying camera, which began operations at the Palomar Observatory in March 2018. Called the Zwicky Transient Facility, or ZTF, the new instrument has so far discovered 50 small near-Earth asteroids and more than 1,100 supernovae, and it has observed more than 1 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. One of the near-Earth asteroids discovered by ZTF, called 2019 AQ3, has an orbital period of just 165 days, the shortest known "year" for any asteroid. "It's a cornucopia of results," says Shri Kulkarni, the principal investigator of ZTF. Read more here.
Did you know? It's the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Click here to check out what Women in Physics, Math & Astronomy (WiPMA) has been up to.
Library News: Wiley journals, CaltechDATA, Thesis & 3D printing Classes, and more
W-2s are ready for download
On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 8:00 pm, Kip S. Thorne will give the Watson Lecture, an inaugural event in the Robert F. Christy Lecture Series.
Call for pre-proposals for the Schwartz/Reisman Collaborative Science Program with the Weizmann Institute. Deadline: March 5
Cottrell Scholar Award: The Research Corporation for Science Advancement are accepting applications from faculty who started their first faculty position in 2016. Deadline for pre-applications is April 15, 2019 & full applications are due July 1, 2019. Click here for more information.
IN THE NEWS 
Newsweek and the Washington Post cover research from Anna Ho and others investigating a supernova blast known as "Cow."
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