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CLEMSON, South Carolina – Clemson University scientist Donald Liebenberg, who has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses over the past 60-plus years, has been prominently featured on MACH, an NBC News international website that focuses on science and technology. “I Chased an Eclipse at 60,000 Feet (and Set a World Record)” focuses on […]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts Clemson is one of the U.S. cities most likely to enjoy clear weather during the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. It also should have the best viewing conditions in South Carolina, NOAA says.
Clemson scientist Donald Liebenberg has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses in the past 60-plus years. Here is part one of his experience in 1973 above Africa in a Concorde supersonic airliner, where he was able to remain within the window of totality for an astounding 74 minutes.
Electronic noses and paper-based biosensors might sound like inventions out of a futuristic drama, but one College of Science researcher is set to make them a reality.
On June 7 in a lab in Clemson University’s Kinard Hall, approximately 30 K-12 teachers from Laurens County schools assembled makeshift telescopes out of meter sticks and magnifying glasses. Using a simple addition equation, they investigated how parallel rays of light pass through convex lenses to converge at a focal point.
Caitlin Seluzicki, a rising senior majoring in microbiology at Clemson University, is the latest of more than 400 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) scholars to receive the Astronaut Foundation Scholarship.
Clemson scientist Donald Liebenberg has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses in the past 60-plus years. For eclipses 7, 8 and 9 he is in the air above Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico, Canada, and Western Africa, respectively.
CLEMSON, South Carolina – Clemson University physicist Jens Oberheide’s collaborative research on “space weather” – which was published in an international journal in 2015 – has since caught fire in the worldwide scientific community. Oberheide recently received the “Most Accessed Paper Award 2017” in Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (PEPS), which is the journal […]
CLEMSON — While working for an environmental nonprofit organization in India, Namrata Sengupta investigated how poor waste management and sanitation practices can impact the environment and public health. Her work sparked an interest in environmental toxicology and led her to Clemson University in 2011 as a doctoral student in the field. Sengupta spent her time […]
CLEMSON, South Carolina – The sun, Earth and moon have been swirling together through the depths of space for billions of years, intertwined like cosmic dancers. For almost countless millennia, solar eclipses have been a part of this dance. Over the past couple of thousand years, recorded history has shown that the moon has passed […]
A sunlit sky turns pitch dark in the middle of the day as the moon moves between the Earth and the sun: a total solar eclipse. The last time such an eclipse occurred over Clemson was June 24, 1778. Now, 239 years later, Clemson University researchers prepare for the Aug. 21 coast-to-coast eclipse.
CLEMSON, South Carolina – Three Clemson University astronomers were recently interviewed about the upcoming total solar eclipse by National Public Radio’s Nell Greenfieldboyce, a science and technology reporter based in Washington, D.C. Professor Dieter Hartmann, adjunct professor Donald Liebenberg and lecturer Amber Porter – all of the department of physics and astronomy in the College […]
The waxing and waning of the moon appear to us in phases over the course of a lunar month, which takes approximately 29 days to complete. One half of the moon’s surface that is facing towards the sun is always illuminated, but as the moon’s orbit brings it around the Earth, we see different portions […]
A solar eclipse will occur on Aug. 21 over much of the Upstate, but it will not be the result of a sky-dragon eating the sun. At least, that’s one of the messages that physics and astronomy graduate student Andrew Garmon conveyed to about 300 third- and fourth-grade students at McLees Elementary School.
Clemson scientist Donald Liebenberg has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses in the past 60-plus years. Here he is again in an airplane, but this time almost 40,000 feet above the South Atlantic off the coasts of Argentina and Brazil in November 1966.