Bet you thought it was snow.
It’s the R&C tent. May 21.
Did you know the “Visitor’s Book” located inside the Van Vleck Observatory has the signatures of astronomers Edwin Hubble (1889-1953), George Ellery Hale (1968-1938), Harlow Shapely (1885-1972), Robert Trumpler (1886-1956) and Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941)?
Goofy or serious? Either way works! Wesleyan students on May 15. THIS IS WHY.
During the Spring 2013 semester, Oliver James ‘14 and Taran Catania ‘13 taught the student-led forum, BIOL420, “Birds of Central Connecticut: An Introduction to Field Ornithology.” Last week, the students bird-watched near the Connecticut River in Cromwell.
“We were on a fairly large, unnamed plot of preserved land, watching an osprey eat a fish in a tree,” Taran explained. The BIOL forum is one of 15 taught this semester. Each class is sponsored by a faculty member and enrollment is limited to 15 per class. THIS IS WHY.
Students enrolled in the “Improvisational Forms” dance course performed May 6 at various locations, and on objects, around campus. The class is designed to explore various approaches to dance improvisation. Students learn to expand movement vocabulary, increase compositional awareness, develop their creative thinking and observational skills, and sharpen their performance presence. The class is taught by Susan Lourie, adjunct professor of dance.
SCOPING OUT: A new telescope at Van Vleck Observatory saw its first light on May 1. Wesleyan Machine Shop staff and Astronomy Department students, staff and faculty attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the observatory’s roof. The telescope’s construction was a class project for the Radio Astronomy course taught by Meredith Hughes, assistant professor of astronomy. This is Wesleyan’s first radio telescope, joining three optical telescopes housed at the Observatory on Foss Hill in the central campus.
Students enrolled in ARST 131, Drawing I, practiced drawing-to-scale on April 30. Their instructor is Kate TenEyck, visiting assistant professor of art and art studio technician.
Shakti, the South Asian Student Association, hosted the second annual Holi (Festival of Colors) April 27 on Foss Hill. Students freckled each other in colored powder at the event to celebrate spring.
See more Holi Celebration photos in this Wesleyan Flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wesleyanuniversity/sets/72157633378743482/