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Late last autumn, while looking over the calendar of events for VVO’s centennial celebration, I noticed something penciled in for February 6th by Michaela Fisher, one of the students working on our history project. “Frederick Slocum’s Birthday Party.” What should we … Continue reading
It’s our Centennial year, and we have an exciting program of events for the spring semester! First up, our popular Kids’ Nights will resume on Friday, February 5 at 8pm. Then, on Saturday, February 6 at 7pm, we will have a special … Continue reading
Last night the Astronomy faculty and staff were treated to spectacular views of our favorite objects through the fully refurbished 20-inch Clark refractor! The telescope performed flawlessly and views of the Ring Nebula, Andromeda, Uranus, a couple of globular clusters, … Continue reading
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The Astronomy Department and the Center for the Arts are pleased to sponsor a special talk by Lisa Frattare (G ’96) of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. Her talk is entitled “The Beauty of the Universe as … Continue reading
Every Wednesday throughout the academic year, the students and faculty of the Astronomy Department host a public stargazing event from 8-9pm at the Van Vleck Observatory. This event is free and open to the public. Clear skies are mandatory so … Continue reading
The astronomy department will have an open house for the transit of Venus, happening on Tuesday, June 5th. The transit begins just after 6pm EDT and the Sun will set while the transit is still going on. If the weather … Continue reading