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Mars

Feb 15, 2010 This is a good time to look at Mars in the early evening sky. It is at opposition to the Sun and is high in the sky to the East. In the area you will also see Orion, Canis Major, Gemini and Taurus among other constellations. Bright stars in that direction include Sirius, Procyon, Castor, Pollux, Betelgeuse, Rigel and Aldebaran. Well worth the time.

Geminid Meteor Shower to Peak this Weekend.

Dec 8, 2009 One of the best meteor showers this year is due to arrive this weekend. The shower, which emanates from the constellation Gemini, should be to the Southeast around 8-8:30 pm.

Leonids to Peak 11/17

Nov 16, 2009 The annual Leonid meteor shower peaks 11/17 early in the morning, about 3:00 am Wednesday morning. Here is a link to the full story. http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/The_2009_Leonid_Meteor_Shower_999.html

Big Week in Lab for 305 Students

Nov 16, 2009 Astronomy students will spend 2 days in lab this week. On Tuesday, the students will construct comets form their base ingredients. Pictures will be available later in the week. On Thursday, the students will study the formation of impact craters on the landscape. Watch for the video! Comet Swan-Lawrence Photo Credit Pete Lawrence Stickney Crater-Martian Moon Phobos Credit: HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona), NASA

Exo Planet Travel Posters Due Friday 11/13

Nov 10, 2009 Astronomy 305 Travel Posters about their exo-planets are due Friday. The posters are to utilize information that has been collected, inferred or guessed about newly discovered planets outside of our solar system. Pictures to come later.

Mole Day 2009

Oct 23, 2009 Chemistry students at Southeast celebrated the "moliest" of chemistry holidays today. Students participated in games, contests, chemistry quizzes and snacking. They were also sent in quest of the "Holy Moly", queen of chemistry. Seekers found adventure, finders found extra credit. Happy Mole Day to all!

Biology 134 Students Study Dreamland Park

Oct 22, 2009 2nd hour Biology 134 students are doing an ongoing study of Dreamland Park and its ecosystem.

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