Astronomy technician Meg Thacher is spreading the word about next month’s solar eclipse with public talks at libraries in Northampton and West Springfield. Here are her tips for watching what she calls “the astronomical Super Bowl.”
On August 21, astronomy professor Suzan Edwards will be camping somewhere in southern Wyoming with family and friends. She chose the spot for a good reason: it will be in the path of totality, making it among the best places in the country to watch that day’s total solar eclipse—the first in a century to sweep across the continental United States.
Is it possible to find artistic inspiration under a microscope? For Anja Nordstrom ’18 the answer is a resounding “yes!” Nordstrom—one of 144 students participating in Smith’s Summer Research Fellowship program this year—is using microscopic images of zebrafish brains to create illustrations that will assist biological researchers.
Cristina Henríquez, author of this year's Smith Reads selection, The Book of Unknown Americans, will speak on campus Monday, Sept. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. Book discussions will follow in Smith houses on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. Here's how Henríquez' immigrant love story was chosen for this year's summer reading program.
Scientific presentations, sustainable food leadership positions and arts grant awards are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.
Thanks to a new partnership, Smith College equestrian students will ride and train from the barn at Stoneleigh-Burnham School, an independent school for girls in grades 7-12 distinguished by a long history of equestrian education and competition.