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  • 2020 Summer Updates
    It’s summer, and that means glorious weather and glorious time to do some science around here.
  • Nuclear pasta and other tales from senior physics majors’ summer fellowships
    Nuclear pasta and other tales from senior physics majors’ summer fellowships
  • Callum Douglass ’16, Astrophotography
      Callum Douglass, Bates Class of 2016, has begun processing his astrophotography from the Acadia Night Sky Festival. This image, taken from Sea Wall on Mount Desert Island, is of the Milky Way Galaxy. If you look closely, you can see several deep sky objects in the frame! The Bates Outing Club and the Bates…
  • Bates is Represented at the Acadia Night Sky Festival
      Nicole Hastings, Assistant in Instruction for the Bates Physics and Astronomy department, represented Bates College at the Acadia Night Sky Festival on September 27th, 28th, and 29th. With the use of the department’s Coronado solar telescope and the eight inch Celestron telescope, Nicole educated the 2000+ participants in dark sky observation and in heliophysics (the study of the…
  • Bates Physics and Astronomy Department Awards
    Physics and Astronomy Prize awarded to a graduating senior for excellence in scholarship and dedication to physics         2021 Xiaole (Alex) Jiang      2020 Hannah Fitts      2019 Cristopher Thompson      2018 Salim Ourari      2017 Niccolò Bigagli, Sophia Gottlieb      2016 Lucia DeRose      2015 Jocelyn Hoye,…