Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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.
Monday, June 22nd, 2015
For the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a team of astronomers from Texas State University has applied its unique brand of celestial sleuthing to the iconic image.
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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...
Monday, March 5th, 2012
Texas State University's team of "celestial sleuths" is suggesting in an article to be published next month that an unusually strong "spring tide" a few months earlier may have caused the massive iceberg field that doomed the...
Friday, October 7th, 2011
UPDATED 12 a.m. Oct. 9: SMGA’s Harvest Moon FUNdraiser has been postponed due to chance of rain, lightning, mud, and potential cloud cover obscuring stars and moon Saturday evening. The event will be rescheduled, probably for November.
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
Texas State researchers recently identified a mysterious meteor appearance from a poem in Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass," using a painting by Frederic Church as a clue.
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
The researchers applied an unique brand of forensic astronomy to the question, rediscovering one of the most famous celestial events of Whitman's day--one that inspired both Whitman and famed landscape painter Frederic Church--yet became inexplicably forgotten by...
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
Texas State astronomers Don Olson and Russell Doescher, along with honors students Joseph Herbert, Robert Newton and Ava Pope, have used their forensic skills with the stars to unravel another mystery regarding the works of Norwegian artist...