Category Archives: Science for All

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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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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South Dakota Neutrinos in the News!

CoSSURF Earlier this month, I helped organize the second Conference on Science at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. It was a very successful gathering of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines to discuss all of the science being conducted and … Continue reading

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Three generations of neutrino experiments are captured in one photo

Three generations of American long-baseline neutrino experiments are captured in one photograph! The black rectangles near the bottom are pieces of steel from the decommissioned MINOS far detector, which was part of the previous generation of long-baseline neutrino experiments. They … Continue reading

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My Speech from the Rapid City March for Science

Amazingly, a recording of (almost) my entire speech is on the South Dakota Public Radio website! It is missing a part of the beginning due to issues involving sound system problems and a bullhorn. You can listen by pressing play … Continue reading

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