Astronomy News


M&T Gift Funds Research Lab

On Friday, August 8, M&T President Phil Johnson presented Lycoming College with a fifty-thousand dollar gift in support of the college’s first new academic building since 1989. Accepting the gift was Dr. Kent Trachte, president of the college.

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Lycoming breaks ground for new Lynn Science Center

Lycoming College celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Lynn Science Center on June 18. The three-level, 26,000-square-foot facility will connect to the north end of the existing Heim Biology and Chemistry Building and will include a planetarium, classrooms, research and teaching labs, computer labs, faculty offices, student lounges and an atrium. Board chair Peter Lynn ’69 and his wife, Joyce, have made the leadership gift for the facility, which is expected to open for the 2015 fall semester.

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Math and Science Saturday to be held at Lycoming

Lycoming College will host a Math and Science Saturday for high school sophomores and juniors March 22 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The open house offers prospective students and their families an opportunity to explore the college’s biology, chemistry, astronomy and physics, and mathematics departments, as well as special programs, such as pre-medicine.

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Faculty share accomplishments

In addition to their commitment to teaching and advising, Lycoming College faculty members stay current and active in their respective fields through a variety of research endeavors and participation in professional development opportunities. Recent accomplishments include:

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Astrophysics major to be offered

The Lycoming College Department of Astronomy and Physics will offer a new major in astrophysics beginning with the 2012-13 academic year.

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Clean Water Institute hosts elementary students

The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute welcomed approximately 70 third-graders from Montgomery Elementary School to campus on May 18.

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Physics students tour NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Lycoming College Society of Physics students visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on April 3. The tour was hosted by Lycoming alumna Katie Pazamickas, a 2009 graduate who works as a contractor for NASA.

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Admissions Math and Science Saturday

Lycoming College will host Math and Science Saturday on March. 24 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The open house offers prospective students and their families an opportunity to explore the College's biology, chemistry, astronomy and physics, and mathematics departments, as well as special programs, such as pre-medicine.

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Alumnus to speak at astronomy and physics colloquium

Lycoming College alumnus Michael Smith will present "Mars Science Laboratory: Going beyond the 'follow the water' strategy," on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Academic Center C-303 as part the astronomy and physics department colloquium. He will give an overview of the Mars Science Laboratory mission and share his experience at the mission launch and Mars Educator Conference.

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Lecturer to discuss the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

The Lycoming College Department of Astronomy and Physics will host a free public lecture by H. Paul Shuch, executive director emeritus of the SETI League, Inc. and former Lycoming visiting professor, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in Heim G-11.

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Science Saturday for prospective students to be held Sept. 24

Lycoming College will host its annual Science Saturday Open House on Sept. 24, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program offers prospective students an inside look at the College's astronomy, biology, chemistry and physics departments and programs such as pre-medicine and environmental science.

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Lycoming to hold Science Saturday Oct. 2

Lycoming College will host its annual Science Saturday Open House on Oct. 2, at 9:30 a.m. The program offers high school juniors and seniors an inside look at the College's astronomy, biology, chemistry and physics departments.

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