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Image projected from the Illinois State University Planetarium new system.
From Earth to the Universe at the Planetarium. The Illinois State University Planetarium will present From Earth to the Universe, running weekends from September 22 through November 18.  Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays.  [Read the rest]
Professors Q. Charles Su and Rainer Grobe work at a laptop in front of rows of books
Physics professors named among top in nation. The Research Corporation for Science Advancement named Illinois State University’s Rainer Grobe and Q. Charles Su as two of the top physics scholars in the country with the awarding of the Singular Exceptional Endeavor of Discovery (SEED) grant. [Read the rest]
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Solar Car Team finishes fifth in nation. Illinois State's Solar Car Team finished fifth at the American Solar Challenge Formula Sun Grand Prix. [Read the rest]
Image projected from the Illinois State University Planetarium new system.
ISU Planetarium show Sunstruck! runs until July 21. The Illinois State University Planetarium will present the full-dome summer show Sunstruck! from May 24 through July 21.  [Read the rest]
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2017 Merit Scholarships for freshmen and transfer students

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ISU Physics Discovery Day!

The Physics Department at Illinois State University invites high school students to Physics Discovery Day. You'll have the opportunity to participate in hands-on physics activities, meet current students and faculty, and tour the department. Parents and teachers are also welcome.

ISU Physics Discovery Day is January 28, 2017. Have fun with this one! For further information, check the Discovery Day web page.

Calendar

Fall 2016 Colloquium Series
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Physics Colloquium Series: Prof. Robert Wagner
Tue, October 25, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Moulton Hall (MLT), 214 - Free and open to the public
Informal Physics Seminar Series: Prof. Tony Joseph
Fri, October 28, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Moulton Hall (MLT), 309 - Free and open to the public
ISU Planetarium presents: Ghostly Tales under the Stars
Fri, October 28, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Planetarium - Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2.00 for children ages 3-4
ISU Planetarium presents: Ghostly Tales under the Stars
Sat, October 29, 2016 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM Planetarium - Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2.00 for children ages 3-4

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Podcast: Uncommon Knowledge

Dr. Jay Ansher Dr. Jay Ansher co-hosts the Uncommon Knowledge podcast, which tackles everyday science, busts myths, and entertains as well. Produced by WGLT public radio.
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The podcast is available on iTunes.


Physics News from Around the World

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