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Welcome Bob Holmes to EIU Physics December 24, 2008

Posted by jcconwell in Astronomy, Observatory.
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Welcome to the newest member of EIU’s physics department.
I am happy to announce that Robert Holmes has been appointed to the physics department as our newest adjunct faculty member.
Bob is the director of the Astronomical Research Institute in Charleston, Illinois. Pictured below you’ll see him with our friend John Pratte and the 32″ mirror for ARI’s newest telescope.
Bon Holmes (left) & John Pratte (right) photo by Mike Lockwood

Bob Holmes (left) & John Pratte (right) photo by Mike Lockwood

Under Bob’s direction ARI has been very successful in NASA’s search for “Near Earth Objects” , potentially killer asteroids, with over 70 new objects to his credit. Many discovered by high school student using data from ARI’s telescopes  in his “Killer asteroid” project. You can see one of these discoveries below.


ARI’s  latest project is to building a new 50″ telescope, more on this new project later.


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