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Jennifer Birriel (Astronomer's Notebook)

Dr. Jennifer Birriel is Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics, Earth Science, and Space Systems Engineering at Morehead State University in KY.


You can contribute to astronomical science with your smartphone!

Learn about Edwin Hubble, the namesake of the workhorse space telescope.

Earthshine: A tool to study Earth’s albedo and (possibly) permanently shadowed lunar features.

Observations of this relatively rare phenomenon offers both scientific and educational opportunities.

Despite decades of searching for dark matter, we’ve come up empty handed. So, what is the alternative?

Lunar rocks retain a million-year record of solar energetic particles and galactic cosmic rays.

Lunar eclipses can help us understand meteoroid impacts and exoplanet atmospheres.