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A group of retirees who attended the retirement reception standing together for a group photo.

Recognizing Weber’s retirees

Gretel Monjar, News Reporter March 16, 2023

Weber State University’s Academic Affairs held a recognition ceremony for retiring faculty and staff for the 2022-23 academic year. Colleagues expressed thanks for the work of those leaving WSU. Attendees...

The Ott Planetarium is located in Lind Lecture Hall on the second floor. (Kelly Watkins / The Signpost)

The science of a starry night

Kainoa Nunez January 26, 2019

The Weber State University Department of Physics Public Observatory released announcements for their annual Star Party dates this semester, welcoming students to learn about the night sky. The first...

Dr. Stacy Palen talks to an audience about the significance found within the movies use of astronomy. (Kelly Watkins / The Signpost)

Stars show the way among the waves in ‘Moana’

Jennifer Guzman September 14, 2018

It’s no lie that Walt Disney Animation Studios spent years trying to perfect their knowledge of Pacific culture for their 2016 motion picture “Moana,” but their exceeding attention to...

Left to right: Stacy Palen, Dee Fawcett, Jeong Hinton, Amy Crosbie, discussing obstacles they had to overcome. Photo credit: Alyson Johnson

Women speak on shattering expectations and rising to success

Hollie Webster March 23, 2018

Weber State University celebrated women’s history month by hosting a panel of four women, all leading successful careers in fields usually dominated by men, with the help from the women's center...


Hurricanes mark a change in global climate

J. Michael Bailey September 22, 2017

For the very first time in recorded history, three category four and higher hurricanes have battered U.S. cities and coastlines in a single season. Hurricane Harvey dropped 50 inches of rain on residents...

Photo credit: Zachary Williams

Weber State professor makes astronomical impact

J. Michael Bailey September 8, 2017

Weber State Physics professor and astronomy enthusiast Dr. Stacy Palen has been busy lately with a TEDx appearance, a speech at Astrocon 2017 and a featured spot in a astronomy documentary. Dr....

Stacy Palen is the director of the WSU Ott Planetarium. Photo credit: Zachary Williams

Eclipse across America: The astronomical event of the decade

J. Michael Bailey August 18, 2017

The eclipse, which was branded by NASA as the "Eclipse Across America," was the first of its kind since 1918 and something we will not see the likes of for decades to come. Passing over the U.S. on Aug....

A total eclipse of the sun was taken in Chita, Russia in March 1997. A total eclipse will be visible in some states for the first time since 1979, on Aug. 21, 2017. (Source: 名古屋太郎, Wikimedia Commons)

It’s not the end, it’s just an eclipse

Doug Manifold January 18, 2017

A solar eclipse is just around the corner for people in Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. The eclipse will be visible all the way to the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. off of South Carolina...

Physics Open House draws community

October 27, 2011

[media-credit id=24 align="alignright" width="300"][/media-credit]At the Physics Open House held at Weber State University, students said they expected to see everything from soap bubbles filled with natural...

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