A Guide to NASA Artemis Program

“We rise together back to the moon and beyond!” a NASA commentator exclaimed to more than three hundred thousand viewers worldwide at 1:47 a.m. EST on November 16. Together they watched as NASA’s new moon rocket lifted off launchpad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center,...

Course Spotlight: Environmental Symposium

Environmental Symposium, taught by Gretchen Roorbach, is a one-credit fall science elective that invites three professional environmental scientists and activists to lecture on their work. Throughout the semester, Environmental Symposium meets six times, typically at...

The Environmental Costs of Christmas

With winter break looming and December in full swing, the purple and orange ribbons of Halloween have come down to be replaced by wreaths and mistletoe. It would seem that Halloween decorations are only the prelude to what lies ahead: every year, millions of lights,...

NASA Tests Planetary Defense

Protecting Earth from an asteroid strike is common in science fiction, but it is also a concern for real scientists.  On September 26, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) crashed a spaceship into an asteroid in order to alter its course. The...