NASA image of the Transit of Venus

‘Summer Under the Stars’ 2012 blasts off June 5 with a viewing of Venus’ transit across the sun

We can’t all be astronauts or afford a seat on Virgin Galactic’s private shuttle to the International Space Station. So NIU STEM Outreach and the Davis Hall Observatory are offering community members a closer look at the heavens with the Summer Under

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STEMfest 2011: ‘Everything is cool’

As the last of STEMfest’s 4,000 participants trickled out of the Convocation Center Oct. 22, they were still buzzing with the day’s excitement. “The lasers are cool! The static electricity is cool!” one young girl chattered to her parents. She looked out

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NASA image of the Space Shuttle Atlantis

NIU presents free ‘Summer Under the Stars’ events for space cadets, moon gazers of all ages

This summer, NIU’s STEM Outreach is hosting a series of free family events that celebrate all things space.  Amateur star gazers and constellation connoisseurs alike will appreciate talks led by NIU experts on everything from the geology of the moon to the

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