an enormous machine, at the bottom of which stands a person in a hard hat.

The Compact Muon Solenoid being assembled.  This particle detector in Switzerland recently discovered the Higgs Boson and continues to search for new particles.  UA faculty Conor Henderson and Paolo Rumerio are part of the collaboration using this detector.

the planet Jupiter.
Astronomy Public Observing Night

April 28 @ 8:00 pm
Gallalee Hall 227

The Dept. of Physics & Astronomy will be hosting an open house on Friday, April 28th from 8:00p.m. – 10:00p.m. Prof. Murray Silverstone will lead the public observing session on the roof of Gallalee Hall. Objects to be viewed:Jupiter, Orion Nebula, one of the nearest stellar nurseries, Pleiades and Beehive star clusters, and several bright visual… [...]

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