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Watching the Transit of Venus at UK Arboretum

Stargazing is typically reserved for after sundown, but what if you want to look at the biggest star in the sky? On June 5th, 2012, the planet Venus was visible by day – traveling in front of the sun! This is called the Transit of Venus, and is a rare astronomical event. A few hundred people gathered at the UK Arboretum to view the transit of Venus through special telescopes that allow safe observation of solar activity.

What's New in Science - Ganpathy Murthy Part 2

Ganpathy Murthy, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, speaks about Big Bang Theory, Dark Matter and Dark Energy. Part 2 - What’s the Evidence for the Big Bang and Expansion of the Universe? What Do We Measure and How? What’s the evidence? How we know the Big Bang happened, and that the universe is expanding and accelerating. How we measure how fast different parts of the Universe are moving away.

Dean's Channel: Mike Cavagnero Helps Students Measure Science

Mike Cavagnero, the Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was one of the initial faculty members to teach a class in A&S Wired in Fall of 2011 titled Measuring Science. He talks about the course and the power of using the iPad in the classroom. You can also view a video on the final projects the class did: This is part one of a two-part Dean's Channel interview with Mike Cavagnero. Part two is here -
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