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The Wesleyan Astronomy Department is proud to announce that we are co-hosting the American Physical Society's regional Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in January 2016.  For more information on participating or volunteering for this exciting opportunity, see our website.  

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A Body in the Observatory
On November 6 and 7, we officially kicked off the celebration of the centennial of Van Vleck Observatory with a series of performances by world-renowned modern dancer Eiko Otake in the historic refractor dome. I had the distinct honor of playing … Continue reading

Dance Performance and Public Reopening of the 20″ telescope this weekend
Friday night 9-11pm and Saturday night 8-10pm marks the Grand Re-Opening of the restored 20″ refracting telescope!  Wesleyan is host to the 8th-largest refracting telescope in the country, but you might not have seen it before since it has been … Continue reading

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