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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Texas State astronomer addresses Stonewall mystery

On May 2, 1863 -- 150 years ago on Thursday -- Confederate troops mistakenly shot their esteemed Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. The general lost his left arm as a result. He survived that, but died eight days later due to complications due to pnemonia.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Texas State astronomer says meteor show was 7,000 miles long

A Texas State forensic astronomer and his research partner say a great meteor procession from 100 years ago was 1,000 miles longer than previously thought.

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.