Fall 2014 New Graduate Students

Welcome to the Fall 2014 New Graduate Students!

Science Quest 2014

Recent News

Physics & Astronomy Thanksgiving Dinner

P&A Thanksgiving

You’re invited to the Physics & Astronomy Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 20th, at 6pm in the Physics Library.

Everyone is welcome: grad/undergrad students, faculty, postdocs, staff, visiting professors/researchers, alumni, family, etc.

Please sign up on the sheet in the office to RSVP and bring a dish to share!

Journal Club

PAGSA will be hosting Journal Club on Friday, Nov. 14th, at noon in the Physics Library. Please come out and support your fellow graduate students and enjoy pizza for $1/slice. Faculty, postdocs and non-graduate students are also welcome.

Marat Musin and Matt McCune have volunteered to present on this date. The titles and abstracts can be found here.

PAGSA General Assembly Meeting: Nov 2014

PAGSA will be hosting its November General Assembly Meeting on Friday, November 7th, in the Physics Library at noon. Please come out and support PAGSA and enjoy some free pizza.

General Assembly meetings are open to graduate students from the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy and invited guests.

Click here for the meeting agenda.
The meeting minutes will be posted as soon as they are available.

Haunted Observatory

MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Hosts “Haunted” Observatory, Ghostly Historical Scientists Will Bring Astronomy to Life

WHAT: With Halloween approaching, scientists from the University of Missouri’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a Halloween-themed observatory to teach children about astronomy. The event will feature Harry Potter and deceased astronomers from history who will be available to talk with the kids as they view the night sky from the observatory. Candy and other treats will be available during the event.

Children will have opportunities to visit the “Hogwarts Astronomy Tower” where they will meet long-dead historical astronomers, including Einstein, Galileo and Tycho Brahe. Brahe, who lost part of his nose in a duel over which combatant was the superior mathematician, is known for making some of the most accurate celestial observations of his time.

WHO: Parents and children who are interested in learning about astronomy

WHERE: Laws Observatory, Physics Building
MU campus

WHEN: 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29

NOTE: This event is free and open to the public. The observatory will be open if weather permits.

For more information, click here.

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