Science & Mathematics Feature News

Mineral Collectors

Fri, 12/17/2021 - 11:23am
John Medici '59 never took a formal course in geology or mineralogy. Yet last December, he was notified that he had won the prestigious Carnegie Mineralogical Award for 2020.

Inside the Ant Chamber

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 11:02am
A visit to a Bi Hall lab affords an up-close encounter with an extremely social cohort of insects.

Whiskey*, with a Twist

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:06am
What does it mean to create a line of craft spirits that hews tightly to sustainability practices? Will Drucker '08.5 thought he'd try and find out.

When the Stars Align

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 9:56am
An art history major and an observatory manager team up to create an exhibit for the ages.

The Art of Discovery

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 10:53am
How a middle school documentary about climate change, as well as four other short films, tells a story larger than any of the individual parts.

In the Blink of an Eye

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 10:51am
Gone in less than a minute-the middle of June 2019 to the middle of June 2020, as viewed from the rooftop of the Mittelman Observatory.

Middlebury Astronomer Helps Explain the Mission to Pluto

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 5:41pm

A Middlebury College astronomer says the data sent back to Earth from the New Horizons space probe has "exceeded expectations" in providing scientists with new information about Pluto, its five moons, and dwarf planets in general. Jonathan Kemp, Middlebury's telescope specialist, said the first major discovery from the past week "showed the dwarf planet to be slightly larger than previously thought, with a revised estimated diameter of 1,473 miles, which is less than one-fifth of the Earth's diameter and smaller than our moon." In addition, the imagery of Pluto "may tell the story of a complex geological history. There are ...


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