Astronomy Observing Night

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Astronomy observing night, Friday February 5th
6-9 pm, Rhodes Tower 6th floor
Open to the public. Free!
Theme: The Orion Constellation
Short talks at 6:15 and 7:15pm in room 601

Come view objects in the constellation Orion including stars, nebulae, and more.

Physics

Information for Prospective Students

Rhodes physics majors are vibrant, involved, motivated, hard-working men and women. We count many student-athletes among our majors, as well as students involved in music, community service, and a wide variety of other extra-curricular activities. Over the past eight years, 30% of our majors have been female (which is above the national average of 22%).

Dr. Viano: Biomaterials

My current research projects are in the area of biomaterials--materials that are used in the human body to recover or enhance function. Metal alloys, plastics, and animal-derived materials are currently used in a variety of applications from artificial joints to new heart valves to new lenses for the eyes.

International Observe the Moon Night

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The International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event. Come enjoy looking at the Moon with 8-inch telescopes. Gain an appreciation and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. The event is from 5-8pm on the Frazier-Jelke deck with a Moon talk at 6pm. Hands-on activities for the whole family including moon phases, impact craters, taking pictures of the Moon with your phone, and more. If cloudy or raining, the event will not take place.

 
Physics

Physics

The Department of Physics at Rhodes College is one that combines formal class work with hands-on laboratory work and independent research to create not just future scientists, but future leaders in the scientific community.

Many of our physics majors have gone on to receive a Ph.D. degree in physics or astronomy. But we are lucky to count physicians, teachers, engineers, business people, and others among our former students.