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The new pandemic hobby: gazing at the stars

WALL STREET JOURNAL -- It's too hot to bake yet another peach pie and too late in the season to start a victory garden, but it is a prime time to ponder the night sky. More than 60 places around the country have been designated as exemplary stargazing sites by the International Dark-Sky Association, which...
By Adam H. Graham | Wall Street Journal |

UCR hosts Mercury transit viewing

INSIDE UCR -- More than 200 people came out to the UCR Baseball complex Monday morning, Nov. 11, to watch Mercury pass in front of the sun — a rare occurrence that happens around 13 times every 100 years. The public viewing was organized by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and it took place...

Campus to celebrate 50th anniversary of historic Moon landing

UCR NEWS -- This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon mission. To celebrate, the University of California, Riverside, is hosting a free public event on Thursday, July 11, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the Apollo 11 legacy, as well as current missions to...

The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf

UCR NEWS -- Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, or CSDR, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that can be easily used in classrooms, museums, fairs, and other public events. The workshop utilized a sound stage that allowed...

Teaching the Teachers

Kenneth Barish, the chair of the UC Riverside Department of Physics and Astronomy, formally began the Summer Physics Teacher Academy this year with opening remarks that included the following sobering statistics: Nationally, 33 percent of high school students take physics. In California, on average, 22 percent of high school students take physics. For the Inland...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | UCR Today |

Science Fair aimed at Spanish-speaking families set for May 19, 2018

UCR TODAY -- The University of California, Riverside, is hosting a free, public event on Saturday, May 19, aimed at the Spanish-speaking community. Children, teens, college students, and adults are invited to “Fiesta Familiar: Explorando La Ciencia Juntos,” presented entirely in Spanish, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UCR Student Recreation Center. Parking...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | UCR Today |
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