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Astronomy on Tap: 3.141Pi - Exploring the Universe One Slice at a Time

Astronomy on Tap: 3.141Pi - Exploring the Universe One Slice at a Time

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Applications open for Summer 2024 REACH Program

Applications open for Summer 2024 REACH Program

Research experiences for high schoolers | Applications due March 19

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Applications open for Summer 2024 Illinois Space Grant

Applications open for Summer 2024 Illinois Space Grant

Undergraduate research opportunity | Applications due March 22

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Space-based gravitational-wave detector is adopted by European Space Agency

Space-based gravitational-wave detector is adopted by European Space Agency

Northwestern astrophysicist is member of international team working on new detector

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Searching for dark matter in gaps between stars

Searching for dark matter in gaps between stars

Astronomers anticipate upcoming images of the Andromeda galaxy may hold vital clues

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‘Blob-like’ home of farthest-known fast radio burst is collection of seven galaxies

‘Blob-like’ home of farthest-known fast radio burst is collection of seven galaxies

Hubble Space Telescope reveals curious birthplace of record-breaking blast

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04
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05
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Mar 08, 2024
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Mar 28, 2024
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Apr
09
2024

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11:00 AM
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Apr 09, 2024
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Apr 11, 2024
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16
2024

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Apr 18, 2024
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Apr 22, 2024
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23
2024

Astrophysics Seminar:Diana Powell: TBA

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Apr 23, 2024
3:00 PM
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Apr 24, 2024
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Apr 25, 2024
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Apr 26, 2024
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Apr 29, 2024
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Apr
30
2024

Astrophysics Seminar:Scott Ransom: TBA

11:00 AM
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Apr 30, 2024
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May 01, 2024
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May 02, 2024
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May 02, 2024
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1800 Sherman Avenue (8th floor, Skylounge)

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May 06, 2024
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May
07
2024

Astrophysics Seminar: Todd Thompson: TBA

11:00 AM
1800 Sherman Avenue (7-600)

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May 07, 2024
3:00 PM
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Observational Astronomy Meeting

May 08, 2024
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1800 Sherman Avenue (8th floor, Cafe)

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May 09, 2024
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1800 Sherman Avenue (8th floor, Cafe)

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May 13, 2024
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14
2024

Astrophysics Seminar: Chris Reynolds: TBA

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May 14, 2024
3:00 PM
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May 16, 2024
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May 20, 2024
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21
2024

Astrophysics Seminar: Marla Geha: TBA

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May 21, 2024
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May 22, 2024
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May 23, 2024
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May 27, 2024
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