Planetary scientists spread word, images of new discoveries in Spanish

Oct. 6, 2011

A group of planetary scientists have released a new Spanish-language teaching resource featuring colorful graphics and explanatory text to get the word out on the latest space discoveries both in and outside of Earth's solar system.

NSF awards $4.5 million to CU-Boulder-led team to study electrical processes in Earth's atmosphere

Sept. 30, 2011

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $4.5 million grant to a team led by the University of Colorado Boulder to better understand the electrical processes that connect the Earth with the atmosphere and with space.

CU-Boulder wins bid to host National Solar Observatory headquarters

Sept. 30, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder was selected today to host the headquarters for the National Solar Observatory, the nation's leading scientific research program in ground-based solar astronomy.

NASA's 'Destination: Station' brings public talks to CU-Boulder

Sept. 15, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder and NASA will host public talks exploring space science and life aboard the International Space Station on Sept. 20 and 21. These campus events are being held in conjunction with NASA's traveling multimedia exhibit "Destination: Station," which immerses visitors in the story of the space station and includes hands-on activities, imagery and audio and visual technology. The exhibit runs from Sept. 17 through Oct. 28 at the Wings Over the Rockies museum in Denver.

NASA spacecraft carrying CU-Boulder instruments observes new characteristics of solar flares

Sept. 7, 2011

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which is carrying a suite of instruments including a $32 million University of Colorado Boulder package, has provided scientists with new information that energy from some solar flares is stronger and lasts longer than previously thought.

CU's Douglas Duncan receives prestigious award for excellence in college astronomy teaching

Aug. 16, 2011

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has named Douglas Duncan as the 2011 recipient of the Richard H. Emmons Award for excellence in college astronomy teaching.

U.S. Senate confirms CU Professor Carl Lineberger as member of National Science Board

Aug. 5, 2011

The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professor Carl Lineberger as a member of the National Science Board. He was nominated for the position by President Barack Obama in April.

Farthest, largest water mass in universe found, says study involving Caltech, CU-Boulder

July 22, 2011

An international team of astronomers led by the California Institute of Technology and involving the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe.

NASA mission to Mars led by CU-Boulder completes major milestone

July 22, 2011

A $670 million NASA orbiting mission to probe the past climate of Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder reached a major milestone last week when it successfully completed its Mission Critical Design Review by the space agency.

Final space shuttle to carry five CU-Boulder-built payloads

July 5, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder is involved with five different space science payloads ranging from antibody tests that may lead to new bone-loss treatments to an experiment to improve vaccine effectiveness for combating salmonella when Atlantis thunders skyward July 8 on the last of NASA's 135 space shuttle missions.

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