John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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University of Hawaii students partner with UND Space Studies to test out-of-this-world farm concept

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Aloha, North Dakota BY PATRICK C. MILLER Future Mars and moon colonists probably won’t miss having fresh leafy green salads with their meals, thanks to a novel collaboration between the University of North Dakota and the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Four senior mechanical engineering students from UH spent a week in Grand Forks, N.D., this […]

NDSGC Student, Denise Buckner, wins NASA Ames CIF Grant

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

Congratulations to NDSGC student, Denise Buckner (’19)! October 4, 2018: This week, UND Space Studies graduate student, Denise Buckner, won a research grant from the Ames Center Innovation Fund (CIF). Last summer (2018), Buckner traveled to California where she interned at NASA Ames, working on contamination control and instrumentation for missions searching for extraterrestrial life. During her internship, she […]

Thesis Defense by Sean McCloat on Monday, October 9th

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Space Studies master’s student, Sean McCloat, will defend his M.S. thesis on Monday, October 9th.  All Space Studies students and faculty are encouraged to attend. When:  Monday, October 9th at 12:30 p.m. Where:  Ryan Hall, Room 111 Title: “Transit Photometry of Recently Discovered Hot Jupiters” About the topic: When the orbit of an exoplanet around a distant […]

Star Party Friday Evening!

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

The Department of Space Studies again will host one of its popular Star Parties starting Friday evening (October 16th) at the new Space Studies Observatory site near Emerado, N.D. Start time will be approximately 9:00 p.m.   Directions to the site are attached; and also are available here:   Come join the stellar fun […]

UND Observatory receives major gift (UND Newsletter 8/11/15 – Jan Orvik)

Categories: Space Studies

The University of North Dakota Observatory recently became the beneficiary of a testamentary gift of $150,000. The gift was announced by observatory director and Space Studies faculty member Paul Hardersen. Space Studies is a part of the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Hardersen, who has led significant modernization and upgrades since taking over […]

Star Parties Continue on Through Fall

Categories: Space Studies

The 2013 star party season is underway!  They are being held this summer and fall, weather permitting, on select Fridays at the UND Observatory and on campus at Clifford Hall.  The star parties at Clifford Hall begin with a presentation at 8 p.m. and they begin at dusk with no presentation at the UND Observatory.  Telescopes will […]

Space Studies to Host New Season of Star Parties

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium, Space Studies

The northern skies at night in summer are a truly inspiring sight—if the weather cooperates. The University of North Dakota Department of Space Studies, together with the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, are set to help you get the most of your stargazing experience. This summer and fall, they’re hosting star parties, weather permitting, on […]