A bored astronaut plays with a measuring tape in space. He pulls out an arbitrary length of tape, and then lets go with both hands at the same time. What is the ensuing behavior of the measuring tape? Send a written solution that explains the behavior of the measuring tape, as well as a username […]
September 18 1977: Voyager I takes first photo of Earth and the Moon together. September 19 1957: First underground nuclear test takes place in Nevada. September 21, 1978: Two Soviet cosmonauts set a space endurance record after 96 days in space. September 21, 2003: Galileo space mission ends as the probe is sent into Jupiter’s atmosphere where it […]
The Hope College Society of Physics Students (SPS) held their elections today! Congratulations to the new officers: Elizabeth Lindquist, President Cole Persch, Vice President 1 Caleb Sword, Vice President 2 Jason Gombas, Blog master The next SPS meeting will be September 23 at 3 pm. Everyone is welcome to join!
Eight Hope students and two faculty members traveled to Grand Valley State University on November 13 to attend a public lecture given by famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The talk, “Science as a Way of Knowing,” was delivered to a sold-out crowd at the GVSU field house. Tyson is well-known for his previous work hosting […]
Dr. Mader and Dr. Peaslee hosted a gathering of Physics Research Students and friends to watch the Transit of Venus last night. Dr. Gonthier set up two telescopes, one for projection of the sun’s image, and the other with a solar filter for safe viewing. He also had a live feed to the telescope in […]