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Project Spotlight: Planet Search

Among the 11 summer research projects being offered for 2020, several are new including Planet Search. Led by Dr. Edmund Stark, student fellows will utilize satellite images to search for a postulated “planet 9” beyond the Kuiper belt, potentially discovering brown dwarfs, asteroids, or other objects during the search. To facilitate the work, students will receive an introduction to orbital mechanics and…

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Virtual Astronomy Night from June 15; Watch Video!

If you missed astronomy night on June 15, you can watch it on video. Dr. Stark gave an excellent overview of what to watch for in the current sky and some rare events coming up in July. He also provided an update on the recent SpaceX launch. Watch it now by visiting the event page and scrolling down to the video. Event…

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MSU St. Andrews Collaborates to Create 3D-Printed Medical Face Shields

Read more about this in the Midland Daily News. Michigan State University is helping local health professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus by making 3D-printed personal protective equipment. To address the critical need for donations, medical face shields are being produced in a joint effort with colleges across MSU’s campus, including the College of…