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Solar eclipse viewing at student observatory

Solar eclipse viewing at student observatory

October 22, 2014

The UNL Student Observatory will be open to the public to allow viewing of a rare partial solar eclipse on Oct. 23. The observatory will be open to the public from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to provide safe, enlarged views of the interstellar event.

Lunar eclipse viewing event

Lunar eclipse viewing event

October 8, 2014

The student observatory's open house for viewing the October 8 lunar eclipse was featured on UNL Today and local news channel 8.  Turnout was great, and the observatory provided an unobstructed view of the western horizon. ...

Observatory to feature 'blood moon' eclipse

Observatory to feature 'blood moon' eclipse

October 4, 2014

A "blood moon" total lunar eclipse will be featured in a public event Oct. 8 at the UNL Student Observatory. The observatory, on the roof of the Stadium Parking Garage, 10th and T streets, will be open from 4:30 to 7:30 a.m. Oct. 8.

Why is DNA right-handed? UNL finding supports hypothesis

Why is DNA right-handed? UNL finding supports hypothesis

September 17, 2014

New research by UNL physicists, which was published in the Sept. 12 online edition of Physical Review Letters now gives support to a long-posited but never-proven hypothesis that electrons in cosmic rays -- which are mostly left-handed -- preferentially destroyed left-handed precursors of DNA on the primordial Earth.

Enders prepares material for testing on ISS

Enders prepares material for testing on ISS

September 4, 2014

A research group led by UNL physicist Axel Enders will prep a material for testing on the International Space Station. The project is funded by a NASA grant awarded to Nebraska EPSCoR.  UNL Today reported on the news on September 4, 2014. ...

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