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New Instruments and Astronomical Discoveries

Dr. Paul Rybski, Department of Physics, will talk about “New Instruments and Astronomical Discoveries: Creating an astronomical life” at 8pm on Fri., May 5, in Upham 140. It’s the final Spring 2017 lecture in the Whitewater Observatory Lecture Series. A … Continue reading

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Comet! Lecture & Possible Observatory Session

The first Spring 2017 Whitewater Observatory Lecture, “Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kres├ík: What does it tell us about the solar system’s formation and life on Earth?,” will be delivered by Paul Rybski, Dept. of Physics, on Fri, Apr 7, at 8pm in Upham … Continue reading

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Choosing and Using an Amateur Telescope

Dr. Paul Rybski, UW-Whitewater Dept. of Physics, will talk about Choosing and Using an Amateur Telescope: So Many Choices, So Little Time! on Fri., Nov. 4, at 8pm in Upham 140. It’s the first installment of the Fall 2015 Whitewater … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – September 6, 2016

Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas that Reveal the Cosmos by Priyamvada Natarajan QB981 .N337 2016 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor On Friday nights you’ll often find me in Upham Hall, attending the Observatory Lectures Series sponsored by the … Continue reading

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Where in the Universe is the Milky Way’s Mass??

Dr. Robert Benjamin, Chair of the Physics Dept., will talk about “Where in the Universe is the Milky Way’s Mass?” at 8pm on Fri., Dec. 4, in Upham 140. It’s the 6th and final lecture in the Fall 2015 Whitewater … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Astronomy Picture of the Day

Here’s some fun you can have not only on Friday, but every day: Astronomy Picture of the Day. “Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional … Continue reading

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What’s that in the sky? A meteor shower!

What are you planning to do for the next couple of nights? You might try looking up at the night sky to see the Perseids meteor shower! This meteor shower appears every August around this time, when Earth crosses the … Continue reading

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Will Life on Earth Survive Deneb’s Supernova?

Dr. Robert Benjamin, UWW Dept. of Physics, will talk about “Will Life on Earth Survive Deneb’s Supernova?” on Fri, Nov 1, at 8pm (Upham 140). It’s the third lecture in the 2013-2014 Whitewater Observatory Lecture Series! A viewing session at … Continue reading

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Did a Cosmic Event Kill The Pleistocene Megafauna? F 10/18

Dr. Rex Hanger, UWW Dept. of Geography and Geology, will give a one-hour talk about ““Did a Cosmic Event Kill The Pleistocene Megafauna?”” on Fri., Oct. 18, at 8pm in Upham 140. It’s the third lecture in the 2013-2014 Whitewater … Continue reading

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Recent Asteroid Discoveries & Possible Collisions with Earth

Dr. Paul Rybski, UWW Dept. of Physics, will give a one-hour talk about “Recent Asteroid Discoveries and Possible Collisions with Earth” on Fri., Oct. 11, at 8pm in Upham 140. It’s the second lecture in the 2013-2014 Whitewater Observatory Lecture … Continue reading

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