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Student Opportunities

The goal of this article is to provide a starting point for students looking for opportunities related to space related degree in the Pacific Northwest. Every student is different and every degree program is not…


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Nuclear Rockets Overview

The idea of using a nuclear rocket to fly to the stars has been a fascination to space agencies since the beginning of spaceflight. The idea has taken many forms throughout its different lifecycles and…


Cold War Space Ideas

Crazy Cold War Space Ideas

The Cold War Between the US and USSR produced many crazy, unfeasible, and wacky ideas, but it also produced many technologies that make our lives better. Unfortunately, these won’t be the stories of what went…


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?”…


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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…


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…


Unique Astronomy Site

Astronomy Sites Of The Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest has a lot of beautiful scenery, which means that there are a plethora of unique astronomy sites. The map above shows all of the locations, and if there is one that is…


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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…