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Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series Opens 19th Season at Foothill College

Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series Opens 19th Season at Foothill College

Dominick Lanni, Staff Writer

October 13, 2018

The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series at Foothill College returned for a 19th season last week with a talk by Dr. Claire Max, a Bachmann Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz, and Director of the UC Observatories. The series kicked off with a discussion ab...

When Mars Was Like Earth: NASA’s Dr. Ashwin Vasavada at Foothill College

When Mars Was Like Earth: NASA’s Dr. Ashwin Vasavada at Foothill College

Clayton Nagle, Editor

March 6, 2018

As part of the 18th Annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures series, Wednesday evening brought another speaker to the Smithwick Theater. Dr. Ashwin Vasavada, a planetary scientist working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab who worked directly on the Curiosity rover, gave an intriguing talk on the various ways...

Foothill viewing party celebrates rare blue moon eclipse

Foothill viewing party celebrates rare blue moon eclipse

Clayton Nagle, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

Last Wednesday morning before the sun rose, Foothill College held an event to view the lunar eclipse taking place between 4 and 6 A.M.  The college opened up their observatory to the public, and many astronomy enthusiasts brought their own cameras and telescopes to view the eclipse. Dr. Geoff Matth...

Brain Blast: When Jimmy Neutron Stars Collide

Brain Blast: When Jimmy Neutron Stars Collide

Rebekah Smith, Managing Editor

November 3, 2017

LIGO, or the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, in Livingston, Louisiana, made a splash in February of 2016 with its discovery that confirmed Einstein’s theoretical gravitational waves. Since then, the existence of these waves has been continually reaffirmed by LIGO through their...

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