Physics and Astronomy Department

Western's departments of Geology and Physics & Astronomy will present a research seminar Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, with James Keane from the California Institute of Technology on "The Wibbly Wobbly Moon: The Rotational History of the Earth's Moon." 

Keane will speak in CF 120 from…

UbiQD, a New Mexico, US-based nanotechnology development…

On the edge of Cidade de Deus, or City of God, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most infamous neighborhoods, Western assistant professor of Geology and Physics/Astronomy Melissa Rice spent a week this summer teaching young students about space exploration and the importance of science and education…

 

An international team of researchers from Western Washington University, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM) and various other institutions in Chile, Spain and the U.S. have teamed up to create a very detailed model of the Orion Star Forming Complex.

The results…

Celebrate humanity's first step into space with Yuri's Night, the global celebration about our past, present, and future in exploration.

The Shakedown in downtown Bellingham is sponsoring a Yuri's Night party, featuring live music by the aptly-named Space Band, a talk by WWU Mars…

A similar notion was tweeted by James Davenport, an astrophysics post-doctoral student at Western Washington University.

"Sad to hear about Stephen Hawking’s passing. I probably watched “…

On the third floor of Western Washington University’s library sits an unassuming door. Narrow corridors of books and comfortable nooks and crannies dominate the field of view, making it seem like the door almost wants to be missed by the eyes. Behind this door lives…

“Kepler has spent all its time looking for planets like Earth,” says James Davenport, a postdoctoral researcher at Western Washington University and co-founder of the #waveatkepler outreach effort. “One of the last things it will do is turn around…

One’s a sci-fi writer who’d never, ever, fly in space. The other’s a NASA scientist who won’t rule out a trip aboard a rocket ship.

But in a sense, both of them have been to the Red Planet – and they took many space enthusiasts with them.

For example, James Davenport, an astronomy postdoctoral fellow at Western Washington University in Bellingham who similarly 

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