News & Announcements
Total Lunar Eclipse Will be Seen in Utah
Sunday, 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.
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.
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.