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Children setting up and launching paper rockets during Physics and Friends on Oct. 6.

Fuera de este mundo

Daniela Imbrett, Traductor October 10, 2023

En el segundo piso de Lind Lecture Hall, los estudiantes, profesores y miembros de la comunidad de Weber State University pueden encontrar el Planetario Ott. "Cuando teníamos el laboratorio de ciencias...

Physics and Friends attendees setting up 
preparing to launch paper rockets.

Ott of this world

Terra Bell, Reporter October 10, 2023

On the second floor of Lind Lecture Hall, Weber State University students, faculty and community members can find the Ott Planetarium. “When we had the science lab up there, students would go up to...

This is the first 360-degree panorama taken by Mastcam-Z, a zoomable pair of cameras aboard NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ASU

Perseverance finds a home on Mars

Mackenzie Dessin February 24, 2021

The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, the most technologically advanced rover spacecraft, landed on Mars on Feb. 18.It launched from Cape Canaveral on July 30, traveled 293 million miles and landed in the...

Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), speaks on the final day of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, on Sept. 29, 2017.  (Xu Haijing/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

SpaceX: Profiting from the final frontier

Zac Watts June 4, 2018

Gone are the days when the only face of space exploration was NASA. A new actor has stepped onto cosmic stage: SpaceX.SpaceX Founder Elon Musk has been vocal about the private company’s ambitions....


10,000 years of change

Sunny Mallick April 6, 2018

Astrobiologist David Grinspoon wrote a book looking at the past 10,000 years and other Earth-like planets, such as Venus and Mars, to discuss climate change on Earth. Now, he's giving a lecture about it....

Three cigar-box guitars on display during the presentation. (Joshua Wineholt / The Signpost)

From cigars to guitars

Nic Sells February 23, 2018

An empty cigar box, some guitar string, a piece of oak and some hardware is all Ron Proctor needs to make a guitar that is as much art as instrument. Proctor, a Weber State University alumnus and production...


The final frontier: colonizing our solar system

Zac Watts October 27, 2017

If Elon Musk is to be believed, humans will be living on another planet within the next decade. According to Musk, “We will stay on Earth forever, and eventually there will be an extinction event....

See whos among the finalists for Crystal Crest Awards

See who’s among the finalists for Crystal Crest Awards

The Signpost April 4, 2017

Forty-two students, five staff members, five professors and five Weber State organizations are in the final running for the 2017 Crystal Crest Awards.The annual awards honor the best, brightest and most...

Physics open house engages community

Tanoya Poulsen October 10, 2015

The top of Weber State University campus was abuzz with excitement on Friday night as students, faculty and the community gathered together for the ninth annual Physics Open House. The Physics Open...

Mars One to establish human settlement on Mars

November 6, 2014

With all the talk of global warming, overpopulation and massive earthquakes strong enough to destroy the western U.S., who wouldn't be looking for another, safer place to live besides Earth? In 2011,...

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