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Earth Science Seminar

James Walters, earth science department, will present "Permafrost Degradation In the Tanana Flats of Interior Alaska." Walters will discuss the various research projects involving this area of Alaska and how the degradation of the permafrost has impacted the ecosystems. Free and open to the public.

Special Viewing of Supernova

The Earth Science Department will host a special viewing of a supernova, an exploding star which can be observed over a great distance and is one of the most powerful events in astronomy. The supernova, named SN2011fe, is at a distance of approximately 20 million light years and is not visible to the naked eye. Telescopes will be set up to view the supernova and other objects in the night sky. If the skies are cloudy, the event will be canceled.


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