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  • ESS Graduation Saturday!
    Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    The ESS Graduation Celebration will be held this Saturday in the HUB Lyceum. We will also have a live video stream for those unable to make it to the celebration.
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  • Researchers Test New Technology That Could Lead To Longer-Lasting Satellites
    Thursday, June 1, 2017
    Students within the Space Sciences group in the Department of Earth Sciences are developing long duration, high altitude capabilities to provide new remote sensing and/or communications for remote areas. Read More
  • Something in the air: The search for life on distant planets
    Thursday, June 1, 2017
    Searching for life on other planets can be done by looking at biogenic gases in planetary atmospheres. David Catling, a UW professor of Earth and Space Sciences, explains this in the FifteenEightyFour blog of Cambridge University Press (CUP), which is named after the year (1584) when CUP published their first book. This year, 2017, CUP have published a book co-authored by David Catling. Read More
  • UW students building first Washington student-built tiny satellite
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    DubSat1, as its builders are calling it, will become the first Washington state student-built satellite, and it will help launch some University of Washington graduates into space careers. Project is housed in Earth and Space Sciences Read More
  • Bogoslof Volcano Ask Cloud Lightning Early Warning
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    News Item from CBS affiliate in Alaska about the recent Bogoslof Volcano eruption over the holiday weekend, with ash up to 35,000' and serious aviation warning. WWLLN lightning data are used by the USGS Alaska Volcano Observatory for early warning. This news piece also discussed the details of the lightning network with Prof. Holzworth, as well as providing an interview with an AVO operator on the use of the lightning data for early warning. Read More
  • A look at the fate of California's earthquake early warning system | 89.3 KPCC
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    What does President Trump's proposed budget mean for the system that alerts West Coast residents when an earthquake hits? John Vidale, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is interviewed. Read More
  • Missing from President Trump's budget: Funds for California's earthquake early warning system | LA Times
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    President Trump's budget would eliminate federal funding for an earthquake early warning system being developed for California and the rest of the West Coast which, if enacted, probably would kill the long-planned effort. John Vidale, UW professor of Earth and space sciences, is quoted. Read More
  • Scientists study Mount St. Helens magma to understand volcano risks | KING 5
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    A four-year experiment to locate and study the liquid rock known as magma under Mount St. Helens is expected to hit a milestone. Ken Creager, a geophysicist at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • Trump budget would slash science programs across government | Nature News
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    Proposed cuts in Trump's budget include 11 percent at the National Science Foundation, 18 percent at the National Institutes of Health and 30 percent at the Environmental Protection Agency. John Vidale, a seismologist at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • 37 years later: What's changed since the Mount St. Helens eruption? | Q13 FOX News
    Monday, May 22, 2017
    In the early spring of 1980, Mount St. Helens had a single seismograph monitoring earthquakes on the mountain. Steve Malone, professor emeritus of Earth and space sciences, recalls the event and what's changed in the meantime. Read More