E-mail address: astronomy@shepherd.edu

SU Observatory News and Announcements
OBSERVATORY SU ASTRO NEWS


DR. JASON BEST FEATURED IN WV HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY COMMISSION
DIVISION OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH "SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT"
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SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY ASTRONOMY PROFESSOR GIVES MARTHA WEHRLE OPENING LECTURE
AT 2011 NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP
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SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY ACCEPTS EXTENSIVE BOOK COLLECTION.

"PROFESSOR OFFERS ‘BEST’ IN ASTRONOMY CLASSES" FEATURE ON WV EPSCoR-FUNDED,
PBS-BROADCAST "MOUNTAIN STATE SCIENCE SERIES" (WITH VIDEO AND AUDIO LINKS)
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DR. JASON BEST AND THE SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY FEATURED ON THE COVER
OF THE NEURON: WEST VIRGINIA JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
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DR. JASON BEST FEATURED IN CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION ARTICLE
ON THE LARGE SYNOPTIC SURVEY TELESCOPE
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Astronomy has often been called "the original science", and is in fact one of the Seven Liberal Arts of classical education. The AstroPhysics Group at Shepherd is the research group made up of institutional faculty, staff, and students engaged in astronomical and astrophysical activities at Shepherd University, and is housed within the Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences (IEPS). We have several ongoing research programs in cosmology, observational astronomy, astronomy education, and historical astronomy. This research serves as the foundation of the Group, keeping us immersed in the dynamic fields of astronomy and astrophysics. Our continued publication and presentation activities in these fields keep our course offerings current and meaningful. We also focus on a mission of outreach, serving the Shepherd University community and the greater public at large by sharing the wonders of the Universe with them.