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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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Friday Fun: Mammal Images

The American Society of Mammalogists hosts a digital mammal image library containing more than 2,500 images. Browse a numbered list for a random delight, select a mammalian order (e.g., Proboscidea) at the bottom of the screen, or search the image … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Star Trek at 50

Quickly, before September ends: The sci-fi TV series Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry‘s “Wagon Train set in space,” first aired in September 1966 and ran for three seasons. The original series, that is, with Captain James Tiberius Kirk, his Vulcan first … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy holidays, everyone! Andersen Library is closed Thursday-Saturday, December 31-January 2. Online resources like ebooks and article databases, and the Ask a Librarian chat service, remain available if you need them (see the Break & Winterim Libary Hours blog post … 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: Whales and Lights Show

I couldn’t resist blogging about this, I guess, because it was such a beautiful image on the news earlier this week: whales swimming under the northern lights, an image captured by a Norwegian TV station. Click the screenshot, and then … 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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Science in television and movies

The UWW Chem Club is sponsoring a free live webinar “Chemistry on the Silver Screen” on Tues., Feb. 24, at 5:45 p.m. in Upham room 140. The webinar will feature science advisors to Breaking Bad and other entertainment like the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Darwin Day! Feb 12

Anneke Lisberg, Department of Biological Sciences, will talk about “The smell of success: Understanding chemical signals and competition in social mammals” in honor of Charles Darwin’s 206th birthday on Thurs., Feb. 12, 6:30-8pm in Hyland Hall’s Timmerman Auditorium. “Darwin Day” … Continue reading

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BioOne database down Mar 1

The BioOne database will be down for maintenance on Sat., Mar. 1, beginning at 10 a.m. The duration of the downtime is not fixed, but could range from 4-16 hours. If you are conducting research in subjects covered by this … Continue reading

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