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Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Texas State students, researchers survey the stars at Supple observatory

San Marcos residents don’t have to travel light-years away to see the stars. The university’s observatory is opened to the public for two hours most Wednesday nights.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Monet’s striking cliff by the sea beckons Texas State’s ‘Celestial Sleuths’

Famed French Impressionist Claude Monet created a striking scene of the Normandy coast in his 1883 painting, “Étretat: Sunset.” Now, a team of Texas State University researchers, led by astronomer and physics professor Donald Olson, has applied...

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Texas State prof finds clues to history, literature in the stars

For one Texas State “celestial sleuth,” the best way to gain new insight on classic history and literature is by looking toward the skies.

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Abraham Lincoln’s celestial connections revisited for bicentennial

Abraham Lincoln has long been a favorite subject of the unique brand of forensic astronomy practiced at Texas State University, and now in observance of the Feb. 12 bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, Sky & Telescope has published...