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planetary nebula
October 6, 2015

The Sonoma State University Physics and Astronomy department invites all to attend this week's public viewing night entitled Planetary Nebulae: Nature's Watercolors. The program is 8:00-10:00 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the SSU observatory.

The event will begin with a short presentation in which...

January 7, 2016

Sonoma State University physics and astronomy professor Lynn Cominsky has received awards from two professional societies for her work in bringing STEM education to K-12 and college classrooms.

Cominsky is being honored with the American Astronomical Society's Education Prize and the...

illustration of black holes colliding
February 11, 2016

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented...

illustration of black holes colliding
March 18, 2016

Sonoma State University physics and astronomy professor Lynn Cominsky reports on the recent observations of gravitational waves in the "What Physicists Do" lecture on March 21 at Sonoma State. Cominsky was part of the team that announced the discovery earlier this year.

The waves, ripples...

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