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Space Careers in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is gifted with a plethora of space and aerospace companies, which provide a plethora of talent and opportunities for growing careers. Washington State is blessed to have many opportunities available with a…


LIGO Science

Life After LIGO

With the success of LIGO in finding gravitational waves and confirming Einstein’s Theorems, there are many questions and opportunities that arose. These questions included things such as “What will happen to the current LIGO experiment?”…


LIGO

LIGO Tours: Our experience

It is approaching midnight on September 13th, 2015 at the LIGO facility at the Hanford Reservation. Operators have recently finished the upgrades to LIGO, which has now been dubbed Advanced LIGO, in the hunt for…


Introduction To Light Pollution

In this article, we will be discussing what one needs to know to start being able to confidently talk about light pollution. The World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness found that, “80 percent of…


The Perseid Meteor Shower

Probably the most popular meteor shower of the year, the Perseid Meteor Shower is an meteor shower that can live up to the hype. Depending on the weather and the phase of the moon, the…


Seeing The Aurora Borealis In The PNW

Seeing the Aurora Borealis in the Pacific Northwest can be done! Whether it be Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho or Roosevelt Lake in Washington, the Northern…


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Star Party Etiquette

Attending your first star party and unsure of the etiquette? Been a while and want to make sure you’re following the best practices? Fear not, we have all of the best practices here to help…