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November 11, 2019 Transit of Mercury

November 11 transit of Mercury to be observed by students and others from Williamstown, by Christian Lockwood ’20 from Emry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, and by Prof. Pasachoff from the Big Bear Solar Observatory in California. See http://transitofvenus.info… Continue reading »

Megan Bruck Syal ’07 quoted in The New York Times on defense of Earth from asteroids

“A successful deflection becomes more difficult to execute as warning time decreases,” said Megan Bruck Syal, a planetary defense researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. “For the shortest warning times, robust disruption and dispersal of the fragments may be the only viable option to prevent the impact.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/science/asteroids-nuclear-weapons.html… Continue reading »

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