Physics & Astronomy Lecture: Exploring Eclipses at the Edge of Space

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Angela Des Jardins, Director of the Montana Space Grant Consortium and principal investigator of the NASA- and NSF-sponsored Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project (NEBP) to present “Exploring Eclipses at the Edge of Space” on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm. The lecture can be accessed …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: Illuminating the Extreme Cosmos through Astroparticle Astronomy

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Tonia Venters with her lecture “Illuminating the Extreme Cosmos through Astoparticle Astronomy”. This will be a virtual lecture to provide insight into astroparticle astronomy. The lecture will be at 5:30 pm on Monday, May 16, 2022, and will be streamed live via our website here: https://livestream.com/swocc/physicsandastronomy2021-22. Dr. …

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 …

Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium awards grant to Southwestern for space research

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Coos Bay, OR – The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium’s Faculty Research Award Program has announced it is investing $123,000 in Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Chemistry and Physics/Engineering PRISMS (Providing Research Infrastructure in Space and Material Sciences) project.  This two-year grant will fund faculty and undergraduate research projects, taking advantage of the modern, high-tech laboratories and equipment at Southwestern’s newly opened Umpqua Hall.  “This is a great win …

Physics & Astronomy Lecture: A New Era in Solar Observations

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announces the start of the 2021-22 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series welcoming Dr. Holly Gilbert, Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research High Altitude Observatory. In her talk “A New Era in Solar Observations” Dr. Gilbert will discuss some of the current solar and heliospheric observations (both space-based and ground-based) and the scientific …

Physics & Astronomy Lecture: A New Era in Solar Observations

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announces the start of the 2021-22 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series welcoming Dr. Holly Gilbert, Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research High Altitude Observatory. In her talk “A New Era in Solar Observations” Dr. Gilbert will discuss some of the current solar and heliospheric observations (both space-based and ground-based) and the scientific …

Southwestern to explore the health effects of space travel at the next Physics and Astronomy Lecture

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern’s upcoming Physics and Astronomy Lecture spotlights the work of Southwestern’s own Zinzi Konig, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing. The lecture, The Effects of Space Flight on Human Health and Infectious Agents will be presented Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Southwestern’s Livestream at https://livestream.com/swocc/physicsandastronomy2020-21.  Konig will present results from her past work studying infectious agents in space, carried aboard …

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 …

Southwestern students on lookout for space debris

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Courtesy of The World Newspaper – Jillian Ward COOS COUNTY – Students at Southwestern Oregon Community College are on the lookout for both asteroids and micrometeorites. Dr. Aaron Coyner, associate professor of physics at SWOCC, has students participating in two new projects. The first is Project Stardust, which is searching for micrometeorites in Coos County. “Meteorites are fragments of space …

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 …