Physics and Astronomy Department

Brad Snowder, manager of the Western Washington University Planetarium and lecturer in Western's physics and astronomy department, has been selected by NASA to join a team of 25 social networking mission specialists working to create buzz about the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory…

Jessica Reyna and Allison Anderson are Renaissance women.

The two recent graduates of R.A. Long High School are busting out of the pack through their love of art. Both have used it to enhance their school and Reyna has won thousands of dollars with it.

The young women also love…

Anyone interested in watching as Venus passes between the Earth and the sun Tuesday afternoon, June 5, will be able to use equipment set up at Western Washington University.

WWU's department of physics and astronomy will set up solar telescopes in Red Square at 3 p.m. so the public…

Faculty from Western Washington University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will set up solar telescopes in Western’s Red Square PAC Plaza at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, to safely observe the transit of Venus across the sun -- essentially a mini-eclipse -- and the public is…

A huge "structure" of satellite galaxies and star clusters has been found wheeling around the Milky Way, according to a new study.

The discovery surprised scientists, in part because the structure might spell trouble for theories of dark matter, the mysterious, invisible…

Twenty-eight young women from Whatcom County high schools were honored May 14 by the Bellingham branch of the American Association of University Women at the annual High School Scholars Recognition Program. The high school juniors were nominated by their respective schools for excellence in math…

Western Washington University’s Richard Vawter, an associate professor of physics and astronomy, is retiring after decades of teaching.


Students of Western Washington University physics and astronomy associate professor Richard Vawter pay him a surprise musical tribute during one of his final classes at Western Washington University. Vawter is retiring after 42 years of teaching.


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Western Washington University's Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" is a co-production of WWU's Opera Studio and Theatre Arts Department, and is staged Friday through Sunday, March 4-6, and March 11-13 at Western's Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre…

Western Washington University Assistant Professor Janelle Leger has been awarded a five-year, $530,000 Early CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation, an extremely prestigious award given out to a small number of junior faculty members each year in an effort to promote their promising…

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