Category Archives: Science

UK commits $88 million to LBNF/DUNE in first-ever umbrella science agreement with U.S.

This is excellent news for our upcoming experiment in Lead, SD and a demonstration of how particle physics can foster international cooperation. The United Kingdom and the United States have signed the first ever umbrella science and technology agreement between … Continue reading

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Farewell Cassini

Of all the spectacular images returned by Cassini, this one is my favorite. This beautiful image of Saturn and its rings … is a composite (layered image) made from 165 images taken by the wide-angle camera on the Cassini spacecraft … Continue reading

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Want to Learn About Astronomy?

The Astronomy 101 Five-Week Learning Experience at the Journey Museum starts on Sep. 19. I will be teaching on Oct. 10! Source: Astronomy 101 Five-Week Learning Experience | Calendar | Journey Museum and Learning Center

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Gratitude (Sep. 6 – 12)

Being informed of and correcting a small problem in our experimental electronics. The data from the new setup looks like it should Finding and correcting a mathematical error in our proposal before we submitted it. Finishing all of my assigned … Continue reading

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My SD Mines Colleagues Present Real Science At Comic Con

There is a difference between science and science fiction, of course. But the two converge at events like Comic Con. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/sdpb/audio/2017/08/080817–science_fiction_v_reality–feature_mp3.mp3 Source: Scientists Present Real Science At Comic Con | SDPB Radio

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Eclipse!

When I consider your heavens,     the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars,     which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them,     human beings that you care for them? –Psalm 8:2-3 (NIV) … Continue reading

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Totality – 6 Days

Total solar eclipses are common. In this century (2001-2100), 75 total (or hybrid) eclipses will occur somewhere on Earth. However, a solar eclipse within a 3 hour drive of my home is rare, and that is what will happen exactly … Continue reading

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Watch groundbreaking of Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility live

I am looking forward to attending this in person! On Friday, July 21, a new era of physics in the United States will officially begin. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility will streamed live. Source: Watch groundbreaking of … Continue reading

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Gratitude (June 17 – 27)

Skype conversation with a good friend (June 26) Preparing for the next step in commissioning of our radon monitor Watching my wife’s team play (and win one game) in the church softball league The opportunity to “keep the book” for … Continue reading

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Gratitude List: Wichita (June 11 – June 16)

We have and will be traveling a lot this summer. This list is about my trip to Wichita State University for a NOvA Collaboration Meeting. For the photographs at the Cosmosphere, I sometimes couldn’t get far enough away from the … Continue reading

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