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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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The Stocker Astroscience Center was honored at the End-of-the-year Presidents council meeting.

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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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July

We are just weeks away from the solar eclipse. See what our experts have to say!

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Librarian Beatriz Fernandez has prepared a library guide to the upcoming Solar Eclipse that will take place in August of this year. Check it out for the location of excellent references! http://libguides.fiu.edu/solareclipse

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The Month of June saw at least 400 students tour the observatory with ages ranging from middle school students to high school students.

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August

For solar eclipse enthusiasts planning to take in the Great American Eclipse, FIU astrophysicist James Webb shares three ways to safely observe and enjoy the astronomical event, Aug. 21.

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On Aug. 21, America will witness an astronomical phenomenon that hasn’t been seen in the continental United States for 99 years. The moon will pass between the sun and Earth, giving rise to the Great American Eclipse – a treat for umbraphiles, or eclipse chasers, on Earth.

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