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January

This year will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years. Make sure to mark your calendar - August 21!

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February

William B. Cook, a NASA meteor expert, reported in a email to NASA headquarters that the fireball originated about 60 miles above West Bend, Wis., moving about 38,000 miles an hour toward the northeast before disintegrating about 21 miles above Lake Michigan.

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April

On Sunday, April 16, 2017, Dr. James Webb, FIU astrophysicist and director of the Stocker Astroscience Center, collaborated with UF astrophysicist Dr. Steve Eikenberry to observe a unique Blazar called S5 0716+71 with the largest optical telescope in the world. The Grand Telescipo Canarias, has a mirror which is 10.4 meters in diameter and is the largest steerable ground-based optical telescope in the world.

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Congratulations to the 2017 SISH Scholarship awardees in Chemistry, Astronomy and Physics! The awards will be presented on Thursday, May 4, 4-6pm, at the MARC Pavilion, , including the Fred Hoover Memorial Endowment Award, the Zaida Morales-Martinez & Howard E. Moore Chemistry Awards, and the Southern Cross Astronomical Society Awards.

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FIU mathematics faculty Ada Monserrat, recently visited the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow, Russia. Click on the link above to read about her trip!

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June

Check out FIU's Instagram Story today to see Cynthia show you all about her physics fellowship at Duke University!

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An inspiring quote from Carl Sagan, one that I always loved, about the exploration of space and science in general.

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