Dr. Cabanela participates in Congressional Visit Day

Dr. Juan Cabanela (Physics & Astronomy Department) was one of 15 participants in the American Astronomical Society’s Congressional Visit Day on March 13. He visited eight congressional offices (including the offices of Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, and Collin Peterson, our Congressman), advocating for continued funding for astrophysics research at NASA, NSF, and the Department of Energy. He […]

Life on Other Planets

Friday, March 3 | 3 p.m. | Planetarium NASA announced last week they have discovered a star system containing planets with the potential to support life.  The TRAPPIST-1 system is comprised of a red dwarf star and seven roughly Earth sized planets. Three of these planets exist in the “habitable zone” meaning they have the right conditions to have water […]