On Friday, Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach hosted a public lecture led by PhD candidate Jennifer Mead to share how astronomers unearth the secrets of dead stars, and how new ones emerge from their ashes. Enjoy a little astronomy trivia game at the end of our article!
On Thursday, December 15th, alumnus Miguel Martinez spoke on the mergers of triple systems within clustered and isolated environments in space.
Black holes seem fake, but they’re actually real, visible, and somewhat understandable, thanks to scientists, large telescopes, and lots of math. Bwogger Nadra Rahman attended a biweekly “Stargazing and Lecture series” given by graduate student Shuo Zhang last night in Pupin, titled “Our Monster Black Hole.” Nadra lived to tell the tale (and dish some […]
Columbia is home to a fascinating cast of characters, and gap year students are no exception. In Give Me a Break, we’ll give you the skinny on what some of your peers have done during their time off. In this edition, Bwog’s resident Taker of Roads Less Traveled, Sam Schipani, talked with Noah Robbins and Remy […]
Columbia Film has snagged another star — Bwog tipster Margaret Herman spotted Kirsten Dunst lounging on one of leather benches outside 511 Dodge. According to Film Dept TA Chanelle Elaine, Dunst is set to star in a film directed by a Columbia faculty member. Now that he’s got some competition, maybe James Franco won’t hide quite so conspicuously […]
Astronomers, gather ’round! Although you may not be able to view the stars from Pupin anymore, you can do the next best thing at the “From Earth to the Universe” exhibit on the Butler lawns, running for a week starting this Monday. Besides a showcase of celestial pictures that lines the lawns, the exhibit features […]
Last night, Culture Editor Tony Gong went to CCSC’s massive multicultural event “Passport to Columbia,” and returned a little more appreciative of diverse foods, arts, and Columbia, the nation. His account of the night follows. Some people (naysayers and cynics, mainly) don’t think you need a passport to go to Columbia. “Columbia is a university, […]
Bwog likes to report the occasional celestial phenomenon, so Stephanie Quan sends along this tip: “Perseid Meteor Shower TONIGHT Go outside tonight after midnight. If there isn’t too much air pollution or cloud cover, there will be a spectacular meteor shower in the Northeast (strongest in the pre-dawn hours). If you’re out in open, dark country, you might […]