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This Sunday, Look Up and Wave at Kepler

“Kepler has spent all its time looking for planets like Earth,” says James Davenport, a postdoctoral researcher at Western Washington University and co-founder of the #waveatkepler outreach effort. “One of the last things it will do is turn around…

WWU’s real-life Rocket Girl will chat with ‘The Martian’ author

One’s a sci-fi writer who’d never, ever, fly in space. The other’s a NASA scientist who won’t rule out a trip aboard a rocket ship.

But in a sense, both of them have been to the Red Planet – and they took many space enthusiasts with them.

Women ask fewer questions than men at conference talks, new studies suggest

For example, James Davenport, an astronomy postdoctoral fellow at Western Washington University in Bellingham who similarly 

Mini-Flares Might Threaten Life Around Red Dwarf Stars

So Million created software, published in the 

Who asks questions at astronomy meetings?

by WWU's Jim Davenport

WWU Receives New $1 Million Grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2017-06-09
Seeing Double: WWU Undergrad Identifies Orbiting Pairs of Stars 2017-06-07
This Marysville student is on a path to be a NASA researcher

Ollie Reisman, 17, is a senior at Marysville Arts and Technology High School, and will be a freshman at Western next fall.

WWU’s Melissa Rice, Students Attend NASA Workshop for Mars 2020 Mission 2017-03-14
Western's Melissa Rice using Microsoft's new HoloLens headset for her research on Mars 2017-01-30
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