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Getting Your Money’s Worth: Clinton B. Ford Observatory

In this episode of Getting Your Money's Worth, Lucia Iandolo and Mei Dennison learn about the Ithaca College Clinton B. Ford Observatory with Physics and Astronomy Professor Luke Keller.

From left, juniors Mikolaj Konieczny and Wesley Czubryt-Ogino use a telescope to look into the sky. The revitalized astronomy club is aiming to bring more students from all academic backgrounds.

Club encourages students to reach for the stars

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor November 2, 2022
The astronomy club’s goal this fall semester is to diversify its members by making astronomy more accessible for non-STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors.

FaculTEA with Professor Luke Keller

December 3, 2020

Today we have Professor Luke Keller, a professor of astronomy and physics at Ithaca College, here to talk about music, books and what qualities a student can have.

Sophomore Antara Sen researched asteroid 101955 Bennu with NASA throughout the spring and summer. Pictured is a region of Bennu close to its north pole, showing the day and night sides of the asteroid.

Q&A: IC student conducts research with NASA

By Deena Houissa, Contributing Writer September 21, 2020
Sophomore Antara Sen conducted research with NASA over the last nine months, findings that will be published in a paper she is co-authoring.
Astronomy club was formed Fall 2019 and is in the process of achieving official recognition at Ithaca College. The club will engage with students and the Ithaca community with events.

Astronomy Club plans events to engage with the community

By Julia Dannevig November 21, 2019

Gazing up at Ithaca’s clear night skies, one may wonder what exactly is up there just beyond the stratosphere. For anyone curious to learn about the workings of the universe, the stars and the planet,...

Nick Sagan, instructor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, is the son of scientist icon  Carl Sagan. Nick decided to pursue film and science fiction writing through significant support from his father.

Q&A: Nick Sagan pushes beyond his father’s legacy

By Brianna Ruback, Staff Writer April 12, 2017
Everyone looks to find their own path — but you’re also the product of where you come from.

Physics department announces name change

By Taylor Zambrano, Contributing Writer January 29, 2014
Physics students and faculty will see some reorganization of their department, as it has changed its name to encompass astronomy.

Catholic astronomer speaks on relationship between science and religion

By Vicky Wolak, Chief Copy Editor November 12, 2013
The Rev. George Coyne, former director of the Vatican Observatory in Tucson, Ariz., spoke Monday at Cornell University in a lecture titled “The Dance of the Fertile Universe: An Interplay of Science and Religion.”
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