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Villanova a Popular Destination for Solar Eclipse 2017

Villanova a Popular Destination for Solar Eclipse 2017

Villanova University was a popular destimation for Solar Eclipse 2017. The Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science opened it Observatory to the campus community and more than 400 students, faculty and staff came to see the solar eclipse. The Observatory, located on the fourth floor of the Mendel Science Center, houses a 14"  Celestron CGE telescope with a Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design and a selection of eyepieces for optimal observing.

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Violence in Charlottesville

Violence in Charlottesville

Violence in Charlottesville, VA has sent shockwaves through the country after armed white supremacists touting Neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan symbolism marched to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Three fatalities resulted. Villanova faculty are available to discuss the methods and goals of both the protesters and counter-protesters, statements from President Trump, media coverage, and U.S. racial history.

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