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Behlen Observatory

Meteor shower to dazzle during observatory open house


Nov 17, 2017 – A public open house at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Behlen Observatory begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 17.



Loren Marks

In Memoriam: Loren Marks


Oct 31, 2017 – Loren Arthur Marks, 86, Lincoln, died October 12, 2017. Loren was born June 9, 1931 in Huntley, Nebraska to Edwin and Elsie Marks. He worked as a machinist for the Department of Physics and Astronomy until his retirement in 2000.



Greg Snow at Pierre Auger Observatory

Study confirms cosmic rays have extragalactic origins


Sept 21, 2017 – For the first time, scientists have confirmed that the highest-energy cosmic rays that bombard the Earth come from outside the Milky Way galaxy.

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