Physics and Astronomy Lecture: How to design a CubeSat for science and education

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series welcomes Andrew Greenberg, Portland State Aerospace Society Faculty Mentor and Adjunct Engineering Faculty at Portland State University who will present an in-depth discussion of how and why OreSat evolved from a student educational project to Oregon’s first open-source Satellite. Learn more about the system design, methodology, and specifications that have gone into the project …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: The New Field of Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Astrophysics by Observations with LIGO

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Raymond Frey from the University of Oregon Physics Department on Thursday November 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm to discuss the new field of observation of gravitational waves with Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and its implications on the frontiers of astronomy. Join us via Livestream at https://livestream.com/swocc/physicsandastronomy2021-22.  Dr. Frey led …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: Explore Solar Wind

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern welcomes Dr. Craig DeForest of Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado to discuss the exploration of our heliospheric environment and the solar wind with the new PUNCH mission. Dr. DeForest will speak via Southwestern’s Livestream at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and interested community …

Physics & Astronomy Lecture Series: “Smelling Better than a Bear”

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UPDATE: This lecture will now take place on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (it was previously scheduled for February 18, 2021). As part of Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2020-21 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series, we welcome Dr. Scott Holmstrom of the University of Tulsa Department of Physics and Engineering. Dr. Holmstrom will present a lecture entitled, “Smelling Better than …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series: Human Exploration – It’s Not a Book of Knowledge … It’s a Journey

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Coos Bay, OR – As part of Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2020-21 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series, we are welcoming Dr. Jeff Goldstein of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 12pm, for his talk “Human Exploration – It’s Not a Book of Knowledge … It’s a Journey”. The talk will be Livestreamed and can be accessed …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: Ocean Worlds: NASA’s Europa Clipper Mission& the Search for Habitability beyond Earth

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Coos Bay, OR – As part of Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2020-21 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series, we are welcoming Dr. Tracy Becker of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas to discuss NASA’s Europa Clipper mission and the search for habitability beyond Earth. The talk will be Livestreamed at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 12, 2020. The stream can be accessed …

Southwestern’s Physics and Astronomy Virtual Lecture Series presents Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College welcomes Dr. Jason Hafner from Rice University in Houston, Texas to present at the first lecture of our 2020-21 Physics and Astronomy Virtual Lecture series. Dr. Hafner is a physics, astronomy and chemistry professor who will discuss his biomedical research on nanotechnology applications and how it may apply to early diagnosis of medical conditions and …

Physics & Astronomy Lecture Series: Measuring Far Away While Close to Home

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Coos Bay, OR – As part of Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2019-20 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series we welcome Dr. Roman Gomez, Senior Research Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, for our first virtual lecture in the series. On June 3, 2020 beginning at 7pm, Dr. Gomez will present Measuring Far Away While Close to Home where he will discuss measurement of ions …

Southwestern Astronomy Lecture: Our Active Sun – Flares, CMEs, and the Impacts of Space Weather

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern’s Associate Professor of Physics, Dr. Aaron Coyner will present “Our Active Sun: Flares, CMEs, and the Impacts of Space Weather”, a free lecture on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts, on the Coos campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Dr. Aaron Coyner is a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar …