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Listen: Making astronomy meaningful

Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub wanted his students to remember more of what they learned in his introductory class than the answers to typical questions on a quiz show. That was a strong impetus for his book How Old Is The Universe? Continue reading

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Vicki Greene: “Newton’s Unfinished Business”

Watch video from the November 2 Thinking Out of the Lunchbox event. Vicki Greene, professor of Physics and Astronomy, spoke on “Newton’s Unfinished Business.” Continue reading

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Discovery of the smallest exoplanets: The Barnard’s star connection

The discovery of the three smallest planets yet orbiting a distant star, which was announced today at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society, has an unusual connection to Barnard’s star, one of the Sun’s nearest neighbors. Continue reading

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