Month: March 2010

Charlotte Christensen’s Research

In case you missed the talk (we’ll the videos up as soon as we can*) you can read all about it! Greg Scheiderer stopped by: http://www.examiner.com/x-30469-Seattle-Astronomy-Examiner~y2010m3d18-In-search-of-missing-molecular-hydrogen *If you have a passion for video editing and don’t require any compensation besides a

Our New Logo

There are many elements to a good webpage. They include a good URL, a nice design, a blog, and, very importantly in the age of branding, an attractive logo. When I was in Portland, where my good friend and incredibly

Galactic Gas: Stimulating Stellar Birthplaces

By Charlotte Christensen March 17th, 2010 Although nearly impossible to observe, free-floating molecular hydrogen gas makes up the coldest and densest parts of galaxies. Within these thick clouds of gas, stars and planetary systems are born and without it galaxies

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Big Bang to an Immigrant Sun: the Birth and Life of Spiral Galaxies

By Rok Roskar March 10, 2010 In this talk I will try to illuminate some fundamental ideas about the growth of galaxies like our own Milky Way. I will begin with the cosmic context and gradually focus on increasingly detailed

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Engage Featured in University Week

Rachel and Eric were interviewed for an article in the University of Washington’s News and Information publication, University Week. The article is available at http://uwnews.org/uweek/article.aspx?id=56140. We’re hoping that the article will raise the visibility of Engage and help spread the word about

The Science Speaker Series

The Science Speaker Series By Phil, on March 1st, 2010 A few of us organizers are graduate students in the  Astronomy department at UW. We’ve been giving shows in the campus planetarium since we arrived on campus. Last year was

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