Dr. Nicolle Zellner's Research Is Telling a New Story of Earth's Early Days

Nicolle Zellner, associate professor of physics, Albion College

Albion College physics professor and lunar impact glass expert Nicolle Zellner has joined a growing group of scientists who believe Earth's early turbulent history may have been different than once believed.

Hundreds Gather on Campus to Watch Solar Eclipse

Viewing the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse through a telescope on the Albion College Quadrangle.
A crowd of hundreds convened on the Quad and on the roof of Palenske Hall to witness the first solar eclipse to cross the entire continental United States since 1918. In Albion, skygazers saw the moon cover nearly 90 percent of the sun for a couple of minutes during the nearly three-hour astronomical event.

College Viewing Hopes to Shed Light on Solar Eclipse

Antoniu Fodor, Albion College Class of 2018
The first total solar eclipse to make its way across the length of the United States in 99 years is set for, coincidentally, the first day of the 2017 fall semester at Albion (August 21), and the College—with help from Antoniu Fodor, '18 (left), and other students in the astronomy club, as well as the backing of physics professor and planetary scientist Nicolle Zellner—will chronicle it all.

Physics' Zellner Is Always Looking

Nicolle Zellner works in her lab.
Nicolle Zellner still remembers those perfect Wisconsin nights when, as a kid, she'd look up to the sky and into the endless darkness full of possibility and uncertainty, and wonder what else was up there.

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