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Volume 20, Issue 13 (January 20, 2014)

Sidney Wolff '62 Campus Visit

January 15, 2014
By Trenne Fields

Career Center Interviews

Thursday, January 23         12:30-3:30 pm         Career Center

Check with the Career Center to set up an interview time.

Physics & Astronomy Department Reception

Thursday, January 23         4:00-5:00 pm            Olin 204

Sidney will give a brief presentation about her work in astronomy, from the perspective of a Carleton alum.  But she has asked that most of the time be spent talking with current students, answering questions and finding out about student interests and future plans.  A delicious array of treats will be available during the discussion.  Please feel free to come and go as your lab schedules allow.

Friday, January 24   10:50 – 11:50am                 Skinner Memorial Chapel

Dr. Sidney Wolff  on Exploring New Worlds

Since Galileo first looked through a telescope at the moons of Jupiter, we have been finding better ways to gaze at the heavens. And since Sidney Wolff '62 started her career in astronomy, she has been involved in many of the most cutting-edge new telescope projects.  Truly a "starblazer," Wolff is the first woman to serve as director of a major U.S. observatory and to have led the construction of six premier telescopes.  She also is the founding editor of Astronomy Education Review. In addition, Wolff’s research on stellar atmospheres and the evolution, formation, and composition of stars is internationally recognized.  The title of her presentation is "Exploring New Worlds."

Career Center Interviews

Thursday, January 23         12:30-3:30 pm         Career Center

Check with the Career Center to set up an interview time.

Physics & Astronomy Department Reception

Thursday, January 23         4:00-5:00 pm            Olin 204

Sidney will give a brief presentation about her work in astronomy, from the perspective of a Carleton alum.  But she has asked that most of the time be spent talking with current students, answering questions and finding out about student interests and future plans.  A delicious array of treats will be available during the discussion.  Please feel free to come and go as your lab schedules allow.

Friday, January 24   10:50 – 11:50am                 Skinner Memorial Chapel

Dr. Sidney Wolff  on Exploring New Worlds

Since Galileo first looked through a telescope at the moons of Jupiter, we have been finding better ways to gaze at the heavens. And since Sidney Wolff '62 started her career in astronomy, she has been involved in many of the most cutting-edge new telescope projects.  Truly a "starblazer," Wolff is the first woman to serve as director of a major U.S. observatory and to have led the construction of six premier telescopes.  She also is the founding editor of Astronomy Education Review. In addition, Wolff’s research on stellar atmospheres and the evolution, formation, and composition of stars is internationally recognized.  The title of her presentation is "Exploring New Worlds."

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