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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...

Opinion: Connecting Communities With Foothill’s Physics Show

Ronnie Miller, Contributor

March 11, 2018

Fifteen feet above the ground, Foothill College physics professor David Marasco mounted a unicycle. The crowd gasped in suspense as he began to pedal slowly across a thin pipe, three hundred pounds of bricks swaying gently beneath him. Despite his dislike for heights, he turned confidently toward th...

A guide to gravity waves with Dr. Eliot Quataert

A guide to gravity waves with Dr. Eliot Quataert

Clayton Nagle, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018

On Wednesday the 24th, Dr. Eliot Quataert of the University of California, Berkeley presented the 18th annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture in Foothill College’s very own Smithwick Theater.  Dr. Quataert is an acclaimed Professor of Astronomy and Physics, and Director of Berkeley’s Theoretical Ast...

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017

I hated physics. Not the subject, not the work, but the class I had to sit through every morning in high school. I wasn’t bored. I was uncomfortable, and so were many of my friends. On one occasion I saw my teacher tease a classmate on her form-fitting dress: “You’re looking to attract the boys, ar...

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...

Owlcast Episode 15: Zachary Cembellin

Sean MacPherson and Sonia Backstrom

June 29, 2017

Owlcast Episode 15 is here! In this episode, Professor Zachary Cembellin delves into his passions for theoretical math, physics, and more. Enjoy!

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