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Space Grant Consortium hosts hosts educator workshop March 28, 29

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) is hosting a professional development workshop ― NASA in the Classroom ― open to both in-service and pre-service K-12 teachers. The workshop will be March 28, 29 and will cover hands-on space-related activities for the classroom, interactive tours of Space Studies facilities, and take-away resources. You can register online for UND [...]

Space Studies colloquium series continues Feb. 3

Jon Rask, NASA Ames Research Center, will present “Artificial Gravity as a Human Health Countermeasure for Long Duration Spaceflight” at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in 111 Ryan Hall. Find more information at space.edu/mnews/newsitem.aspx?NewsId=1635. – Bev Fetter, Space Studies, 777.3197, fetter@aero.und.edu.

UND grad Nolby to coordinate North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, N.D. NASA EPSCoR

Space Studies alumna Caitlin Nolby has been appointed coordinator for the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium following the retirement earlier this year of Suezette Bieri, who ran the program for more than 20 years. Nolby also will be coordinator for the North Dakota NASA EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) program. The N.D. NASA Space Grant Consortium involves North [...]

UND to host a new season of Star Parties

Two venues: UND Observatory, just west of town; and Clifford Hall on the UND campus The northern skies at night in summer are a truly inspiring sight – if the weather cooperates. The Department of Space Studies, together with the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, are set to help you get the most of your stargazing experience. [...]

Space Studies to participate in high-altitude balloon launch with West Fargo students May 17

UND Space Studies students and faculty will be working alongside first and seventh-grade student teams to launch and track two high-altitude balloons Friday, May 17,  from the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, N.D. The High-Altitude Balloon Launch is sponsored by the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium. The public is encouraged to attend and [...]

Students, faculty check out NASA’s Ames Research Center

Visit aims to foster UND collaboration with NASA scientists Three UND students, along with Space Studies faculty member Pablo de León, recently visited National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Ames Research Center in California to foster collaborations between UND and NASA scientists, using technology developed at UND with NASA funding. Space Studies chair Santhosh Seelan [...]

Space Studies students to host presentation about ‘Resources for Aliens’ April 6

Space Studies graduate students Annie Wargetz and Katrina Jackson will host “Resources for Aliens,” a free interactive presentation at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in 210 Clifford Hall. It’s the third and final installment of their Outer Space in the Great Plains series. Free parking is available in the lot just south of Clifford. Annie Wargetz and [...]

Observatory to hold second annual fundraising banquet March 25; register now

The UND Observatory will host its second annual fundraising banquet Monday, March 25, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Grand Forks, from 5 to 10 p.m.  The observatory is part of the Department of Space Studies in the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Keynote speaker is Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute, a nonprofit [...]

Space Studies graduate students host presentation about Jupiter and its moons Saturday

Space Studies graduate students Annie Wargetz and Katrina Jackson will host a free talk this weekend, part of the second presentation in their Outer Space in the Great Plains series. The talk begins at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 9, in 210 Clifford Hall, located at the southeast corner of 42nd Street and University Avenue. Free parking is available [...]

Space law pioneer, former faculty member Joanne Gabrynowicz speaks March 1

Spring 2013 Space Studies Colloquium Series focuses on the general theme “Near-Earth Asteroid Mining” and features several leading experts in the field. The third presenter in this series is Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, director at the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law and a research professor of law at the University of Mississippi [...]

Observatory to hold second annual fundraising banquet March 25

The Observatory will host its second annual fundraising banquet from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Hilton Garden Inn. The observatory is part of the Department of Space Studies in the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. This year’s keynote speaker is Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute, a world famous [...]

Space Studies graduate students host talk on exoplanets Saturday

Annie Wargetz and Katrina Jackson, graduate students in the Space Studies master’s program and volunteer NASA Solar System Ambassadors, will give a lecture at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in 210 Clifford Hall. The hour-long presentation will provide information on planets found outside our solar system and NASA’s Kepler mission. The talk is free and open [...]

Space Studies and Space Grant Consortium hold balloon competition

Space Studies students and the NASA North Dakota Space Grant Consortium are holding the second annual Near-Space Balloon Competition. As part of the competition, groups of 3-20 students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to submit proposals for scientific payloads that could be carried into near space. Students have until Wednesday, Dec. 5, to submit proposals. [...]

Space Studies faculty member has work published in Science

Space Studies faculty member Vishnu Reddy is a co-author for two papers about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Dawn mission’s discoveries made on the asteroid Vesta. Reddy is a member of the Dawn Framing Camera team. “I work with the Dawn camera team at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany, [...]

Space Studies graduate students host fundraiser for observatory

Space Studies graduate students and Space Aliens Bar and Grill invites the community to join them for the monthly “Space Aliens Helping Earthlings” community fundraising program Tuesday, Oct. 16. Students will be on hand from 11 a.m. to noon and 5 to 7 p.m. to hand out flyers. When people hand in the flyers with [...]

Space Studies and Astronomy Club to host latest Public Star Party Aug. 31

Space Studies and the University’s Astronomy Club will be holding another one of their “Public Star Party” events at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, in Clifford Hall, room 210. Future star parties are scheduled for Sept. 14 and Oct. 9, at the UND Observatory, west of Grand Forks. Two Space Studies students will be giving [...]

Space Studies and Astronomy Club to host ‘Star Party’ Aug. 10

Space Studies and the University’s Astronomy Club will be holding a special “Public Star Party” event at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the UND Observatory near Emerado. Directions: Take U.S. Highway 2 west from Grand Forks, turn left onto a dirt road just after mile marker 346, turn right at the “T” intersection right after [...]

Space Studies team takes NDX space suit system to ‘Mars’

Two graduate students from Space Studies, Annie Wargetz and Timothy Holland, recently returned from a trip to the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) near Hanksville, Utah, for field testing of the NDX-1 (North Dakota eXperimental-1), the only university-developed space suit in the United States. The students were accompanied by Pablo de Leon, also from Space [...]

Space Studies relaunches popular Star Party series

The Department of Space Studies is set to re-launch its popular Star Party series, which will alternate between the UND Observatory and Clifford Hall. “This coincides with the first year of full operations at the UND Observatory,” said Paul Hardersen, associate professor of space studies and director of the observatory. “The UND Department of Space [...]

Space Studies will feature “The Space Show” host and UND teacher David Livingston Oct. 25

UND’s David Livingston will present “The Sound Of The Space Policy Debate: Space Show Guests Speak Out” at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in 111 Ryan Hall. During this presentation, the third of the Space Studies fall 2010 Colloquium Series, Livingston, host of The Space Show, will play comments and statements made by several guests during Space [...]

Space Studies hosts colloquium series

The Space Studies fall colloquium Series kicks off Monday, Sept. 27, and will focus on space policy. Each presentation is held at 4 p.m. in 111 Ryan Hall. Space Studies—part of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences—offers formal courses, seminars, discussions, and field trips to enrich graduate education. Additionally, through the internet, telephone [...]

Space Studies colloquium series kicks off with Lt. Col. David Arnold

The Fall 2010 Space Studies Colloquium Series focuses on the general theme “Space Policy” and features several leading experts in the field. The first presentation will be presented by Lt. Col. David Arnold, Deputy Chief, Policy and Strategy Division, National Security Space Office at the Pentagon. Arnold will discuss “Revolutionary Bureaucrats: The Revolution in Intelligence” at [...]

Santhosh Seelan named Space Studies chair

Santhosh Seelan, professor of Space Studies and a noted expert in satellite remote sensing, has been appointed chair of Space Studies. Seelan replaces David Whalen, who is stepping down as chair to focus on a book about satellite communications. “I’m very happy to be part of the Department of Space Studies and proud that UND [...]

NASA scientist to conclude UND Space Studies spring colloquium series

Space Studies concludes its spring 2010 colloquium series, which focuses on the general theme Human Missions to Mars, with a presentation by Wendell Mendell from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Johnson Space Center. The presentation—the seventh and last in this series—is titled “What the Heck Is Going On at NASA.” The spring 2010 colloquium [...]

Space Studies colloquium will focus on missions to Mars

The fourth talk in the UND Space Studies spring colloquium series, which focuses on “Human Missions to Mars,” is at 4 p.m. Monday, March 8, in 111 Ryan Hall. The series features several leading experts, both from within UND and other organizations. The March 8 colloquium will be presented by Pascal Lee, chairman of the [...]