Students are encouraged to take Astronomy class offered next semester

Faculty Profile – Dr. Grant Thompson Oystein Fjeldberg, Staff Writer Dr. Grant Thompson teaches the popular astronomy class at Wingate University, where students learn how to tell the time by the phase of the Moon, how stars move across the sky during the year, how our Solar System is held together, and why stars have different colors, along with an introduction to how the Universe … Continue reading Students are encouraged to take Astronomy class offered next semester

Proxima B, Unknown Earth like Planet

Possibility of New Life Christina Kroeger, Staff Writer  Just recently, there has been findings and proof of an Earth-like planet orbiting a star about 4.22 light-years away. Astronomers call this planet, Proxima B. Proxima B is measured to be one and a third times the size of earth and is surviving in a habitable zone where water and ice can exist. However, because it is … Continue reading Proxima B, Unknown Earth like Planet

Getting to know Dr. Thompson

Kyndra Sanden, Staff Writer “I was lying on my back, looking up into the clear sky decomposing lights into one star. That’s when I knew what I wanted to be.” Dr. Grant Thompson, a physics and astronomy professor at Wingate University, grew up in rural northern Missouri. He saw the sky at a whole different perspective than someone who lived in the city. Dr. Thompson … Continue reading Getting to know Dr. Thompson