UNK Today | August 2014 - page 50

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Two New Majors
UNK students can now study astronomy and astrophysics
UNK
Today
:
Campus & Community
By JOSH MOODY
Hub Staff Writer
KEARNEY — New options
will be available
to prospective
science students
at the University
of Nebraska
at Kearney
thanks to the
addition of two
new majors —
astronomy and
astrophysics.
The two new majors will
fill a void left in Nebraska
education offerings after the
shuttering of the astronomy
program at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln.
“There is a lot of opportunity
there,” Lee Powell, a professor
of physics and physical science
at UNK, said.
Powell — who was instru-
mental in creating and devel-
oping the two new offerings —
said that he came to UNK with
the hope of establishing these
programs.
“When I interviewed here,
that quickly became apparent
that they wanted the same
thing that I did. That they
would like to see this, and they
saw the opportunity there,”
Powell said.
Powell said the physics
track was modified by remov-
ing special section classes
and blending in astronomy
classes.
“Astronomy has the conno-
tation of more of an observa-
tional science. Astrophysics
includes the mathematics as
well — the theoretical and
computational side,” Pow-
ell said. “It’s not just pretty
pictures. There is mathematics
involved.”
Powell said the programs
will benefit from having the
planetarium on campus. He is
applying for a grant to estab-
lish a nearby observatory with
a research-quality telescope.
Powell said astronomy has
recently experienced a deluge
of information as scientists
and researchers have discov-
ered numerous planets.
“Even just this year, we’ve
added hundreds of new planets
that we know about,” Powell
said. “We know more now than
we have ever before, and the
rate of discovery has been real-
ly amplified in recent years.”
Powell said the two new
bachelor of science programs
are geared toward students who
plan to attend graduate school
because students without a
graduate degree rarely go on
to work in important roles in
astronomy and astrophysics.
Powell said that the two pro-
grams probably will graduate
five to 10 students each year,
which he described as typical
for the majors.
Based on the small class
sizes at UNK, the emphasis
on students, undergradu-
ate research opportunities,
and the number of graduate
school programs in surround-
ing states, Powell said that
UNK is an ideal campus for
these new programs.
email to:
Lee Powell
THE PLAN-
ETARIUM,
seen from the
exterior, will be
a valuable as-
set to the new
astronomy and
astrophysics
majors, Univer-
sity of Nebras-
ka at Kearney
professor
Lee Powell
said. The new
majors will
fill a need in
science educa-
tion in Nebras-
ka, he said.
Courtesy, UNK Communications
THE 60-SEAT
UNK Planetarium features state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and control systems that allow staff to offer educational mul-
timedia presentations to students and the public. The Planetarium was completed in 2009 as part of a $14 million effort to revamp
Bruner Hall of Science.
Rick Tucker, Kearney Hub
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY
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TO JOIN IN ITS SUCCESS.
THE CAMPAIGN FOR
NEBRASKA ENDS
DECEMBER 31.
campaignfornebraska.org/unk
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
12/31/14
Raised for Scholarships to Date
$28M
Number of Alumni Who Have
Given to the Campaign
6,388
Date the Campaign Ends
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