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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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E. Myles Standish, Wesleyan Astronomy MA ’62 Receives Distinguished Alumni Award
E. Myles Standish Jr. ’60, MA ’62 Myles Standish, a Mathematics major and Astronomy MA graduate spent most of his professional career at the California Institute of Technology’s NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), creating and continually improving high-precision planetary ephemerides … Continue reading

Rain or Shine Space Nights at Wesleyan
Starting on February 4th, 2015,  the Van Vleck Observatory at Wesleyan University will be opening its doors to the public every Wednesday night, rain or shine, for a series of space nights.  Come talk to students and faculty about the … Continue reading

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