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Astronomy & Physics Archive

Appalachian professors are part of the search for early life

carmichael_t.jpgBOONE—Professors at Appalachian State University are part of the search for signs of life across the galaxy.

Appalachian and Discovery Place partner to enhance science and math education

BeeEye_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University and Discovery Place in Charlotte are partnering to excite school-age children and others about science, technology, engineering and math. Known as STEM, these academic areas are critical to addressing the state’s need for a professional workforce skilled in these areas.

Appalachian faculty members win research grants

BOONE – Two Appalachian State University faculty members have been selected by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to receive 2011 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards.

Vatican astronomer, author is guest on “Appalachian Perspective” to air in April

brotherguy_t.jpgBOONE – Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno discusses his career exploring the connections between science, religion and society in the April episode of Appalachian State University’s cable television program, “Appalachian Perspective.”

Discovery Space Shuttle visible in night skies March 8

BOONE—Look to the night sky Tuesday night between 7:23 and 7:26 p.m. and you may catch a glimpse of the Discover Space Shuttle and the International Space Station as they travel through outer space.

Papal astronomer discusses astronomy and God

Consolmagno_t.jpgBOONE—Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno will lecture on “Astronomy, God and the Search for Elegance” March 1 at Appalachian State University.  His talk begins at 7 p.m. in I.G. Greer Auditorium. A reception will be held prior to the talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium’s lobby.

Lectures on the mystery of the Maya and ancient skywatchers presented Oct. 11

Aveni_picture_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Anthony Aveni will present two public lectures Monday, Oct. 11, at Appalachian State University.

He will present “Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico” at 2 p.m. in Room 110 of the chemistry, astronomy and physics building on Rivers Street and “The End of Time: The Maya Mystery of 2012” at 5:30 p.m. in I.G. Greer Auditorium. Both talks are open to the public.

Lectures on intellectual property presented Oct. 7 and 8 at Appalachian

harvendeshield_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Harven DeShield will present a series of lectures regarding intellectual property Oct. 7 and 8 at Appalachian State University. The presentations are open to faculty, staff, and students as well as the general public.

Appalachian’s atmospheric research facility dedicated Sept. 23

BOONE—Appalachian State University will dedicate its AppalAIR facility Thursday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. The dedication will be held in the portico area behind the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center.