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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...
NASA image of the Transit of Venus
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 the Stars program. The program offers free, family-friendly events that are open to...
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 over the festival floor’s hundreds of hands-on exhibits and threw out her arms...
NASA image of the far side of the Moon.
Saturday, Aug. 6, is the last chance to attend NIU’s popular Summer Under the Stars program. In June and July, attendees had an out-of-this-world time with the history of the Space Shuttle program and Telescope Night. At 7 p.m. Saturday in Davis Hall Room 315, you and your family can learn about Earth’s cosmic kid...
e these from NASA; just don't expect to see this through a telescope Friday evening!
Families can beat the heat with a “cool night” in the cosmos contemplating the icy reaches of space at 7 p.m. Friday, July 22. NIU’s STEM Outreach will present the second Summer Under the Stars event, Telescope Night, in LaTourette Hall Room 200. This event is free and open to the public. Suzanne Willis from NIU’s...
NASA image of the Space Shuttle Atlantis
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 history of the space shuttle. The series blasts off at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June...