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Hypervelocity Stars: A New Podcast May 26, 2010

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We all know about stars in the galaxy – but did you know about some of the fastest stars observed? They are called Hypervelocity Stars. In todays podcast we hear Dr Ross Church,  he tells us all what they are, and how they form.

http://365daysofastronomy.org/2010/05/25/may-25th-hypervelocity-stars/

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Congratulations to the Physics class of 2010! May 9, 2010

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Yesterday May 8, was the spring commencement at Eastern Illinois University, we have pictures of the five graduates who walked in the spring, there are two more students who were not at the commencment. First and foremost my son David Conwell

Herding people after commencement is somewhat like herding cats, but we did get manage to get most of them in one group photo.

David Conwell , Nick Prorok , Alicia VonLanken, Tom Malkowski

Last but not least Bill Wolf! Bill was pulled out of line to make the seating even, otherwise we probably could have gotten everyone group photo. Bill and Alicia VonLanken are the first two students to graduate from Eastern in the Physics -Astronomy option.

Bill Wolf