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Darling Observatory

The Same Stars

March 30, 2020

From 1917 to 2020, thousands gaze up to capture the stars.
apollo 2019

Reliving the Giant Moon Leap

August 13, 2019

UMD's Marshall Alworth Planetarium celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo11 Moon Landing on July 20.
ocean water

Researchers Solve a Mystery

May 3, 2019

Professor Sergei Katsev and team prove early oceans were lower in sulfate, leading to stronger greenhouse effect by atmospheric methane.
Jessica Harrington

Get to know our Planetarium Director!

February 4, 2019

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium has a new director Jessica Herrington and she’s excited to share her ideas with us!

Planetarium Hosting Halloween Party

October 23, 2018

Trick or treating just got some out-of-this-world competition for a Halloween night activity. 
Mars Rover

"Duluth" on Mars

September 20, 2018

Planetary Scientist Roger Wiens, who named a rock on Mars "Duluth," speaks at UMD on October 10.
Anna Heggestuen

Intent on Neutrinos

August 21, 2018

A UMD student and a faculty member study neutrinos 500 miles apart.

Quantifying Internal Waves

April 4, 2018

UMD student conducts research on Lake Superior and ocean internal tide theory.
Canyon Lake

UMD Research Sheds Light on Major Stage of Earth Evolution

January 24, 2018

Primordial oceans had oxygen 250 million years before the atmosphere.

The Path of Totality

August 7, 2017

Experience the Solar Eclipse on August 21. 


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