December 21, 2020 at 12:30pm

"Christmas Star" to be visible this holiday season

On Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, the two largest planets in the solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, will appear closer to each other in a great conjunction that some are calling a "Christmas star." It's been almost 400 years since the two planets were this close and 800 since they were visible in the night sky.

November 18, 2020 at 9:15am

Millikin Chemistry Department receives grant for state-of-the-art technology

Millikin University has been awarded a $25,000 grant from ADM Cares, the philanthropic arm of ADM, in support of instructional technology developments in the field of chemistry.

October 14, 2020 at 2:15pm

Requarth Observatory offers glimpse of the Red Planet

Skywatchers on Oct. 13 were treated to an extraordinary site as Planet Mars reached opposition. 

During opposition, Mars, Earth and the sun form a straight line, with Earth in the middle. As a result, the planet appears bigger, brighter and redder than usual, not reaching this close to Earth again until 2035.

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