When did the very first star in the Univese form? How do urban heat islands affect the Phoenix metropolitan area? In the LoCo Lab, we're studying cool questions that span the known Universe!

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From radio telescopes to cubesats to smartphone apps, we're developing new technology and techniques to help explore the Universe and improve science education. Did we mention the drones?

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In the LoCo Lab, we never stop learning. We love helping others learn, too. We're engaged in mentoring, teaching, and sharing our excitement for science and technology with our community.

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LoCos in the News!

Follow the links below to read about LoCos doing cool stuff!

Nithya Thyagarajan awarded Jansky Fellowship

LoCo postdoc, Dr. Nithya Thyagarajan, has been awarded a Jansky Fellowship to conduct research on HERA and next-generation radio astronomy technologies at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Socorro, NM.

Adam Beardsley awarded NSF Fellowship

LoCo postdoc, Dr. Adam Beardsley, has been selected for an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship to conduct research on combining HERA and JWST observations to probe the first galaxies and stars.

Phoenix Cubesat Selected for Launch Opportunity

The student-led Phoenix Cubesat has been selected for a launch opportunity in NASA’s 8th class of candidates through its CubeSat Launch Initiative. The project aims to launch by summer 2018.