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Astronomy News

CSM’s annual Family Science Day returned in late September for its second year in a virtual format, drawing hundreds of science fans of all ages. Spearheaded by Physics Professor Mohsen Janatpour, the event was made possible by the dedicated efforts of many CSM faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community members.

The first full eclipse since 1979 created a huge buzz among sky-gazers across the country, and more than 2,000 people gathered at College of San Mateo to view the eclipse on August 21st.

This fall, over 300 students were invited to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) Program at one of eight NASA centers. Out of the hundreds of students that were admitted, eight CSM students participated in the program and we’ve had the pleasure of speaking with two of the eight students.

Courtesy of CSM’s Astronomy Department and the San Mateo County Astronomical Society (SMCAS), solar telescopes will be set up at two on-campus locations for public viewing of the transit from 7-11:45 am.

As part of National Astronomy Day, the festival welcomes the community to learn more about astronomy, science and the wonders of the universe.

The meteor that exploded in a brilliant burst of flame above the Bay Area on Wednesday was a lonely remnant from the birth of the solar system.

Volunteers from College of San Mateo caught images that assisted in determining the path of the meteor that exploded over the Bay Area on Wednesday.

The solar eclipse on May 20 provided some spectacular images captured by CSM Astronomy students, CSM Astronomy Professor Darryl Stanford and Ed Pieret from the San Mateo County Astronomical Society.

San Mateo Heads To Arctic Circle To Study Mars (video)

CSM student Luis Alvarez has been selected as an intern for the San Mateo Arctic Research Telescope (SMART) Project to participate in an astronomy research project that will include field travel to the High Arctic.