interior of a large cylinder studded with smaller cylinders; standing at the bottom are two people in hard hats.

Neutrino detector in Chooz, France during assembly. Light sensors are attached to the walls and floor; detector fluid and more sensors will fill the central region.  UA faculty Jerry Busenitz and Ion Stancu worked with this collaboration.

a large, round, colorful machine
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium – Fall 2019 – Scherrer

October 23 @ 3:30 pm
227 Gallalee Hall

Speaker: Robert Scherrer (Vanderbilt University) Title: New Directions in Dark Matter Abstract: The nature of dark matter remains one of the enduring mysteries of modern cosmology.  While the evidence for dark matter continues to be overwhelming, all searches for dark matter have come up empty so far, and the standard WIMP (weakly-interacting massive particle) paradigm

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the planet Jupiter.
Astronomy Public Observing Night at Moundville

October 25 @ 7:00 pm
Moundville Archaeological Park

Off-campus darker site observations led by Prof. Emeritus Ron Buta and Prof. Bill Keel.

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the planet Jupiter.
Astronomy Public Observing Night

November 1 @ 7:00 pm
Gallalee Hall Rooftop Observatory

Dr. Marcos Santander will lead observations of the Crescent Moon and deep-sky objects.

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the planet Jupiter.
Observing 2019 Transit of Mercury Across the Sun

November 11 @ 9:00 am
Gallalee Hall Rooftop Observatory

Dr. Keel will lead observations of Mercury passing between the Sun and the Earth.

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