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NASA Weekly Highlights!

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Here are the latest highlights for the week of 5-6-16! SMD Weekly Highlights (5 6 16)dpi  ...

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Wesleyan Van Vleck Observatory Event: Mercury Transit!

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Monday, May 9th (7:12 AM to 2:39 PM) will see a spectacular astronomical event! Mercury will pass in from of the sun and will be visible from earth. See below a message from Seth Redfield (CTSG Campus Director, Wesleyan University) about an event at Wesleyan’s Van Vleck Observatory ” You may or may not have heard, but a special astronomical event is occurring on Monday, May 9th.  The planet Mercury will pass directly in front of the Sun, from the perspective of the Earth.  The entire transit is visible from our location, which takes a little more than 7 hours, and occurs from 7:12am to 2:39pm.  Only 53 transits of Mercury have occurred since humans first observed one in 1631.  But, to be in a location that can witness the entire event is quite rare (see the list of...

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NASA Weekly Highlights!

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Here are NASA’s weekly highlights for the week of 4/29/16! SMD Weekly Highlights (4 29 16)dpi...

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Wesleyan History Dept. Presents: The American Observatory Movement

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

This year, Wesleyan University’s Van Vleck Observatory celebrates its centennial! In recognition of over 100 years of astronomy, Dr. David Devorkin (Senior Curator, Division of Space History, National Air & Space Museum) will be giving a lecture on the American Observatory Movement and Van Vleck’s role within it. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. In addition, an exhibition documenting 100 years of astronomy at Van Vleck Observatory will open in the observatory library on May 6, 2016. For more information, see the poster below or visit www.wesleyan.edu/observatory....

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NASA Weekly Highlights!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Here are the latest highlights for the week of 4/22/16! SMD Weekly Highlights (4 22 16)dpi...

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NASA Weekly Highlights!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Here are the latest highlights for the week of 4-15-16 SMD Weekly Highlights (4 15 16)dpi...

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NASA Weekly Highlights!

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Here are the latest highlights for the week of 4/8/16! SMD Weekly Highlights (4 8 16)dpi...

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