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STEM Café attendees will get a chance to view the Perseid Meteor Shower, which occurs every August when Earth passes through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet. Image courtesy of nasaimages.org
Question: what’s better than gazing up at a summer sky filled with shooting stars? Answer: gazing up at those same beautiful stars while drinking a cool, crisp glass of wine. On Sunday, Aug. 12, STEM Outreach invites adults to the August STEM Café: “An Evening of Shooting Stars and Chardonels.” This fun, casual event takes...
This Fermilab image shows scientists building a prototype of the Dark Energy Camera, which will survey about one-tenth of the sky to measure 300 million galaxies and discover thousands of supernovae.
There’s no sign of a break in the heat, but amateur and expert stargazers alike can have some cool fun Wednesday, July 25. NIU’s Summer Under The Stars program, “Eyes on the Sky,” continues at 7 p.m. in La Tourette Hall Room 200 to explore astronomy, optics and telescopes. Donna Kubik will begin the evening...