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A starry night on campus

A starry night on campus

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

February 4, 2020

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and admired the bright stars? Well, you’re looking at the same stars that existed long ago. Those same stars are presumably dead, according to the different time scales we have here on Earth. The galaxy is filled with globular clusters or old stars. Call yourself...

Breaking the glass ceiling… and the atmosphere

Illustration by Maha Qadri

Maha Qadri

November 20, 2019

UTSA’s Friday Lights Celestial Lights hosted their final presentation of the semester called, “Female Trailblazers in Astronomy: From Past to Present” by Dr. Dina Drozdov. Dr. Drozdov covered notable women in astronomy, from Pickering’s Women to the first upcoming all-female spacewalk. Edward...

Professors lead stargazing experience

Professors lead stargazing experience

Amber Navarrete Gonzalez

October 2, 2019

During the spring and fall semesters, the UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy will host free stargazing experiences. The event will take place on the first and third Friday of every month at the Curtis Vaughan Jr. Observatory, which is located on the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. All...

Near orbit

McDonald Observatory. Photo courtesy of Aldo Sepulveda

Ray Hagimoto

December 6, 2017

Student researcher sets his sight on the stars. A single email has the power to drastically change the course of one’s career. Junior undergraduate physics major Aldo Sepulveda discovered just how much an email can change one’s life when he was accepted into the University of Texas at Austin’...