April 11, 2022 at 1:45pm

Stargazing to take place on roof of Leighty-Tabor Science Center

Public Observation Nights at Millikin University's Requarth Observatory are returning each Wednesday for spring 2022 beginning on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting). Public Observation Nights are free and open to the public. 

December 3, 2021 at 12:30pm

Made it Millikin: Theodore Fisher

For those that grow up in a "college town," there may be preconceived notions about staying close to home to attend a university. Students like Millikin University sophomore Theodore Fisher are breaking that barrier.

August 16, 2021 at 1:30pm

"More than anything, it's the people that make college fun."

The following article comes from the Summer 2021 edition of Blue Review, Millikin University's Family Magazine

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.

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.

October 24, 2018 at 11:45am

Composing Teams that are Out of this World

NASA and its international partners are planning to send humans to Mars in the 2030s. Mission to Mars will challenge the frontiers of human collaboration as the crew lives and works in an extreme environment including prolonged isolation and confinement for the two-and-a-half year journey. Who should go on this journey? How will NASA build a team that can excel in this extreme environment?

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