Astronomy

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The Grant O. Gale Observatory is located at the extreme north end of the campus. It is reached by a road located just to the west of the tennis courts on 10th Avenue.
The Grant O. Gale Observatory is located at the extreme north end of the campus. It is reached by a road located just to the west of the tennis courts on 10th Avenue.
The facility includes refurbished teaching and research laboratories, classroom and office space, a science library, a computer laboratory, and several study areas. The addition connects two of the wings with a courtyard in between. The building houses the departments of biology...

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We are living in a Golden Age for astronomy, and Grinnell College offers its students a range of opportunities to experience the excitement of direct involvement in astronomical observation and investigation. The unusually sophisticated instrumentation at Grinnell's observatory...
We are living in a Golden Age for astronomy, and Grinnell College offers its students a range of opportunities to experience the excitement of direct involvement in astronomical observation and investigation. The unusually sophisticated instrumentation at Grinnell's observatory...

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Comet ISON has the potential to be spectacular — if it survives its Thanksgiving encounter with the sun. After Dec. 3, starwatchers can call the re-activated Grinnell College Observatory hotline, 641-269-4770, to learn about viewing sessions.  The hotline will be updated once...
The moon, Jupiter, and Mars will be the featured celestial objects at an open house at Grinnell College’s Grant O. Gale Observatory at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. Robert Cadmus, Breid-McFarland Professor of Science, professor of physics, and observatory director, will lead the...
  Open House: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 Grant O. Gale Observatory A globular cluster and the Ring Nebula will be the featured celestial objects at the Observatory open house Nov. 2. Robert Cadmus, Breid-McFarland Professor of Science, professor of physics, and director of the...
  Open House: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 Grant O. Gale Observatory A globular cluster and the Ring Nebula will be the featured celestial objects at the Observatory open house Nov. 2. Robert Cadmus, Breid-McFarland Professor of Science, professor of physics, and director of the...

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This is a common application for the Science Division, submit only one application. Application Timeline: Applications due -- 5th week in spring semester -- Friday, February 21, 2014.Notification of offers -- To be announced.Accept/decline offers -- To be announced. Start/end...