Astronomy

Environment
3:28 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

3 Ways To View The Partial Solar Eclipse This Evening

Partial solar eclipse
Credit T. Ruen / NASA Goddard via Twitter

There will be a partial solar eclipse tonight at 6:00. The eclipse is expected to last about three hours. Such an eclipse occurs when the moon obscures part of the sun.

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The State Of Things
11:32 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Conference Examines People Of Color In Space Exploration

Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha Womack
Credit ytasha womack / http://www.iafrofuturism.com/

    

Recently, the Voyager One space craft entered interstellar space, the farthest a man-made object has ever traveled. But as we push the bounds of space travel, the number of people of color in space-related careers remains low. This weekend, Duke University is holding the first conference to explore the intersection of identity and space exploration, “Race in Space.” Host Frank Stasio speaks with conference participants about the involvement of people of color in space-related careers.

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