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Total Lunar Eclipse Will be Seen in Utah 

Lunar MoonSunday, January 20, 2019 
Join us at our South Physics Observatory @ 7 p.m. to view the eclipse.

Eclipse begins @ 7:36 p.m.
Full eclipse begins @ 9:41 p.m. 
Maximum eclipse @ 10:12 p.m.
Full eclipse ends @ 10:43 p.m.
Eclipse ends @ 12:48 a.m.

Staring at the moon during the eclipse is perfectly safe! You'll be fine viewing it with your eyes or a telescope.   

Spintronics Spintronics "Miracle Material" Put to the Test

In 2017, University of Utah physicist Valy Vardeny called perovskite a “miracle material” for an emerging field of next-generation electronics, called spintronics, and he’s standing by that assertion. In a paper published today in Nature Communications, Vardeny, along with Jingying Wang, Dali Sun (now at North Carolina State University), and colleagues present two devices built using perovskite to demonstrate the material’s potential in spintronic systems. Its properties, Vardeny says, bring the dream of a spintronic transistor one step closer to reality.

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U Physics Students Win National RecognitionU Physics Students Win National Recognition

For the second year in a row, the U's chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office.

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Mountain-Top Observatory Sees Gamma Rays from Exotic Milky Way ObjectMountain-Top Observatory Sees Gamma Rays from Exotic Milky Way Object

The night sky seems serene, but telescopes tell us that the universe is filled with collisions and explosions. Distant, violent events signal their presence by spewing light and particles in all directions. When these messengers reach Earth, scientists can use them to map out the action-packed sky, helping to better understand the volatile processes happening deep within space.

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Last Updated: 1/10/19