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 supports activities ranging from casual visual observing to active astronomical research and allows students to do projects that are connected to topics of current interest, such as the expansion of the universe and the behavior of pulsars.
A Thanksgiving Day trip around the sun will determine whether the comet survives for post-feast viewing.
Professor Marc Chamberland’s art merges math lessons with aesthetics, history, and pop culture.
The observatory open house features a globular cluster and the Ring Nebula this Saturday, Nov. 2.
Prof. Chamberland will be a member of the editorial board for the magazine Math Horizons from 2014-2018. Math Horizons, published four times a year, is a vibrant and accessible forum for mathematics, especially with students in mind. You can find issues of this magazine spread across the Math Commons.
Psychology students organize benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Grinnell Science Project is committed to developing the talents of all students interested in science and mathematics, especially those from groups underrepresented in the sciences -- students of color, first-generation college students, and women in physics, mathematics and computer science.