Star Parties and Barn Door Trackers: Outreach Writing in Astronomy

Instead of writing a traditional term paper, students in Dr. Eric Hooper's Astronomy 104: Exploration of the Solar System class participate in educational group projects.

May.16.2013 | Continue Reading »

Congratulations, Graduates!

Ten seniors with an Astronomy major are graduating this spring. We wish them all the best!

May.14.2013 | Continue Reading »

Planet Trek is Back Up!

Bike from the Sun at Monona Terrace to Pluto in Mt. Horeb on Planet Trek, a scale model of our solar system.

May.09.2013 | Continue Reading »

Stars That Go Bump in the Night

Professor Bob Mathieu will share the story of "blue stragglers" at the Iowa County Astronomers meeting on May 3rd.

Apr.29.2013 | Continue Reading »

Washburn Astronomical Laboratories Interim Director Named

Dr. Marsha Wolf has agreed to serve as Interim Director of the Washburn Astronomical Laboratories.

Apr.11.2013 | Continue Reading »

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