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International CSM student Alexandra Szabo has been immersed in NASA’s Psyche Inspired internship program. As part of the program, she delved deep into the mysteries of space under the mentorship of Arizona State University’s faculty and NASA’s finest.

San Mateo County residents caught a glimpse of a rare solar eclipse on Monday, using special glasses and telescopes to witness the moon covering a portion of the sun.

The weeklong event at CSM is an extension of the annual Family Science Day that features several new planetary programs geared toward science demonstrations for children to introduce them to science uniquely and tangibly beyond just reading.

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.