Behlen Observatory Welcomes News Channel Nebraska

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by Amanda Lager Tue, 03/14/2017 - 08:46

Behlen Observatory and Laboratory Manager Shawn Langan welcomed News Channel Nebraska for a tour this spring. The video explores the history of Behlen Observatory and the current research focus for department astronomy students. For a full script of the video, visit the NCN page.

Langan said of astronomy research at Nebraska, "One of the big things we love to focus on is how you see the night sky from different regions on the earth and different seasons of the year. So, that's been a major focus in our introductory courses. And in the more advance courses, we capitalize on that and say, 'Okay, we want to observe these kind of stars…can we observe them all year round?' Typically not. Typically you can only observe them a few months out of the year, and so our students will know that as they go into their research projects."

The next Behlen Open House will be held on Friday, March 31.