Physics Professor Howard Pettersen Passes Away

Howard Pettersen, aged 91, passed away February 17, in Madison, Wisconsin

Physics emeritus professor Howard Pettersen, aged 91, passed away February 17, in Madison, Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife, Ginny, a former staff member in the Art and Art History Department, their three daughters and four grandchildren. A memorial service will take place March 2 in Madison.

Physics Professor Zellner Discusses Meteorite, Asteroid on WILX

Nicolle Zellner, professor of physics, Albion College
Albion College physics professor Nicolle Zellner helped mid-Michigan residents understand the Russian meteorite and passing asteroid on the Friday, February 15 WILX 6 p.m. news broadcast. (Watch the clip on the WILX website.)

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Explains the 'Origin of Elements'

Wick HaxtonWhere did the stuff everything is made of, come from? A for-the-public explanation of the origin of chemical elements comes to Albion, as Albion College welcomes physicist Wick Haxton Wednesday, October 24, at 7 p.m. in the Norris Science Center Towsley Hall. Haxton's presentation to Albion is sponsored by the national Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar program, intended to bring the country's top scholars into public forums.

Observatory Opens for International Moon Night

physics-moonAlysandraGanem-130The Albion community is invited to enjoy "International Observe the Moon Night" Saturday, September 22, at Albion College's Science Complex Observatory, located at the corner of East Michigan and Hannah Streets in Albion. Weather permitting, the telescope atop Palenske Hall will be open to the public from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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