Team of researchers challenge bold astronomical prediction
A paper published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters reevaluates Calvin astronomy professor Larry Molnar's prediction that a binary star in the constellation Cygnus is a strong candidate to merge and explode in the near future. September 7,2018
Calvin Observatory magnifies Mars
On Friday, July 27, the general public has the opportunity to see Mars under high magnification using the Calvin College Observatory. Professor Jason Smolinski describes what viewers can expect to see. July 26,2018
Calvin College student named Lilly Graduate Fellow
Aaron Abma, a philosophy and physics double major, is one of ten students selected in 2017 as a Lilly Graduate Fellow. May 24,2017
Research team's discovery grabs global headlines
A Calvin student's curiosity led to a discovery that is making headlines in major publications all over the world. January 18,2017
Astronomy prof, student predict explosion that will change the night sky
A Calvin College professor and former student's bold prediction of a change coming to the night sky has moved significantly closer to reality. January 6,2017
Out of this world: Lunar sample comes to Calvin
A lunar sample will be displayed in Calvin's Bruce Dice Mineralogical Museum starting November 28. November 22,2016
Calvin hosts lunar eclipse viewing open house featuring Botjes planetarium
A recent total lunar eclipse drew 170 people to the Calvin College observatory, where they learned about the planetarium's sun-moon dial. October 8,2015
Did you create an exceptionally good paper on a science topic? Consider submitting it for the NEW Science Division Writing Prize!
The $200 Science Division Writing Prize will be awarded to the student who submits the best essay about a scientific topic or issue aimed at a general audience. Contestants may submit papers previously submitted for courses, honors projects, or essays written specifically for the prize. Only one paper may be submitted per student, but papers of any length are acceptable. The papers will be judged by a panel of two science division professors and one non-science division professor from the Rhetoric Across the Curriculum committee. Please email submissions to Jesse Moes, at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm on Friday April 19, 2019.