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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.
A Clemson University mathematician’s research on precision farming was featured at the prestigious Coalition for National Science Funding’s 23rd annual exhibition and reception.
The Earth’s rising temperatures are creating changes that affect everyone and researchers at Clemson University's Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science plan to educate the public about them in a new lecture series.
Clemson scientist Donald Liebenberg has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses in the past 60-plus years. Here he in an airplane 40,000 feet above the South Pacific in May 1965.
CLEMSON – Staff members from the College of Science’s five departments gathered on May 24 at Clemson Outdoor Lab’s Kresge Hall for the college’s first annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Dean Mark Leising welcomed staff from the departments of biological sciences, chemistry, genetics and biochemistry, mathematical sciences, and physics and astronomy. He distributed seven awards to […]
Clemson University selected eight students for the 2017 National Scholars Program, the university's most selective academic merit program.
Clemson scientist Donald Liebenberg has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses in the past 60-plus years. Here he travels to the Northwest Territories of Canada in July 1963.