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Physics, Astronomy and Engineering News

October 13, 2005
Department Seminars

Title: "Quasiturbine Engine"
         by Allen Hubbard

Title: "NASA's Deep Impact Mission"
         by Sarah Pew

Time: 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 6, 2005

Place: Science Room 334

All students and faculty are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.


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The 2004 Mars Exploration Rover Mission: Live Webcast on Oct. 13 at 7 PM CDT
http://www.esi.utexas.edu/outreach/ols/lectures/Grotzinger/grotzinger.php?pid=astcar

Students, employees rise to the challenge of Rita
http://www.sfasu.edu/campus/welcome.html

$2 Million Darpa’s Robot Race: We Have a Winner!
http://www.popsci.com/popsci/darpachallenge/index.html

Bone of Hobbit-like species uncovered
http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/10/11/hobbit.jaw.ap/index.html

Spacetime wave orbits black hole
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2005/spacetime.html

SFA Observatory Help Needed: There will be small groups of visitors at the observatory this Friday at 8pm. As one of our majors you are welcome to drive out to the observatory for star gazing this night - and we could use a little help too. Here's a map: http://www.physics.sfasu.edu/observatory/tour_form.html

Need help in your CHE, MTH, EGR or other course?
If so, you can get free help in the library. Here are the times and room numbers:
http://libweb.sfasu.edu/aarc/SuppInstr/fall05_groups.htm

Space tourist lands in Kazakhstan
http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/space/10/10/space.tourist.ap/index.html

Mars approaches Opposition
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2005/22sep_doublemars.htm

Texas Physicists Meet in Houston Next Week
http://tsaps.phys.uh.edu/


Tutors Wanted

The Athletic Academic Center is currently in need of tutors in a variety of academic fields. (The pay is really good I hear.)

Criteria: "We prefer tutors who have mastery of an academic field, with minimum overall/field of study GPS of 3.0. Junior, Senior, and Graduate stuent are highly encouraged to apply."

Areas Include: AST105, PHY101, PHY110

Contact: Stephanie McDonald or Jared Gould at 468-4484 or 4429 or mcdonaldsg@sfasu.edu


Scholarships and Employment Opportunities

Consider teaching labs for our department or teaching at the high school or college level in your future. For more info see your professors and http://www.aapt.org/

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Thanks to Jonathan Belew, Walter Trikosko, Norm Markworth, Ryan Williams, Nathan Phetteplace Dave Deming, Kris Byboth, Nathan Ryan, Chris Pierce, Marco Meniero, Ryan Williams Robert Payne, Wally Boyd, Andy Flanagan, Jessi Souther, Barry Smith, Robin Marshall, Andy Wagers, Nathan Phetteplace, Larry Luther, Chris Dahl, Doreen E. Everett, Tommy Gober, James Teel, Brian Thomas, and others for the links and information above. Feel free to send any interesting links that you find. This email message is sent to students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the department. If you would like to be removed from the emailing list or are getting multiple copies of these newsletters, then feel free to reply to this message with your request.

Clear skies,
Dan Bruton
astro@sfasu.edu

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