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Planetarium, Physics & Astronomy awarded Eclipse Outreach Grant

Posted on February 22, 2017

Sara Schultz, Planetarium Director, and Juan Cabanela, Physics/Astronomy Faculty, have been awarded an American Astronomical Society (AAS) grant to support 2017 Great North American Eclipse outreach. The grant will include partnerships with YES School, FM Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, CHARISM, and the public libraries of Fargo and West Fargo. It will support the purchase of solar scopes and eclipse model kits for each participating organization as well as a planetarium show on the physics behind and safe viewing techniques of a Solar Eclipse.

The Great American Solar Eclipse will happen on August 21, 2017. The entire U.S. will be able to see some degree of solar eclipse (where the Moon blocks out some or all of the Sun) while a narrow band stretching from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a TOTAL eclipse. For more information go here:​.

YWCA immediate needs

Posted on November 23, 2011

When you are shopping for gifts and groceries this holiday season, please consider purchasing something for the women and children at the YWCA. If you left your home in the middle of the night with nothing, and might not be home for a couple weeks or more, what would you need? What would you want? Your answers are probably similar to those items listed on the website for the YWCA. Urgent needs right now are for baby items Read the rest of this entry →

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