Jul 08, 2014 — So much to see in the sky these nights, including a view into the center of our galaxy. That's where radio astronomers can see a bunch of stars orbiting the big black hole at its heart.
St. Lawrence University physics professor and astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue gives Martha Foley the low down on the summer sky. Planets: Mars, Saturn and Venus; constellations: Scorpius and Sagittarius; and stars: Antares, Arcturus, Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali, among others.
She says the Moon is our guide for lots of the highlights, once the evening light fades. It lingers long these days. Enjoy while you can; we're just past the latest sunset of the year and we should notice a real "gain" in darkness in the coming weeks. Go to full article
Jun 27, 2014 — Earlier this month, we reported on one of the longest running study abroad programs to Africa, based right here in the North Country: St. Lawrence University's Kenya Semester program, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. Over 2000 students have travelled to Kenya with the program. Go to full article
Jun 27, 2014 — American soccer fans are rejoicing after their team slipped through the so-called "Group of Death" in the World Cup. Even though USA lost to Germany, 1 to 0, on Thursday, the team exceeded expectations and moves on to the elimination round.
The World Cup is a far cry from, say, the Super Bowl as far as American sports viewing events. But David Sommerstein found a decent sized group watching yesterday's match at St. Lawrence University in Canton.
Click listen to hear Chris Custer, Eileen Coyle, Emily DePoy, Caroline Crandell, all involved with soccer at St. Lawrence University.
The USA soccer team moves on to the elimination round and will almost certainly face a powerful Belgian team next Tuesday at 4pm. Go to full article
Jun 17, 2014 — The Summer Solstice is this Saturday, and there's plenty to see in the summer night sky. St. Lawrence University astronomer Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue joins Todd Moe for a chat... Go to full article
Jun 03, 2014 — This past weekend St. Lawrence University saw a record turnout for its alumni reunion. On top of the usual festivities, this year marked another big moment in St. Lawrence... Go to full article
May 30, 2014 — This weekend St. Lawrence University expects a record turnout for its alumni reunion. And on top of the usual festivities, this year marks another big moment in St. Lawrence... Go to full article
May 21, 2014 — It's graduation season, and all over the country there's a mass exodus out of the dorms. Students often leave a lot of stuff behind - things like futons, lamps, TVs, and... Go to full article
May 20, 2014 — St. Lawrence University physicist Aileen O'Donoghue says the planets are the big news of the night sky just now. Between Mercury (just up in the northwest), Jupiter in the... Go to full article
Apr 22, 2014 — St. Lawrence University physicist Aileen O'Donoghue stopped by the NCPR studio this morning with an update on all the ways we can chart the change of season without ever... Go to full article
Apr 21, 2014 — A St. Lawrence University student is hoping everyone does something on Earth Day tomorrow to help the planet. David Smith is junior at SLU and also organizer for NC350, a... Go to full article