Articles by Sam Van Kooten

Sam Van Kooten

Sam Van Kooten is a Chimes staff writer for the 2012-13 school year.

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Observatory Corner: King of the Planets

A poll was recently conducted of all on-campus Sci-Tech writers whose last names end with “ooten”, and in a statisti...

Students and professors present on space at conference

Saturday a group of Calvin astronomers and physicists traveled to Ann Arbor to represent Calvin at the Michigan Space Grant Consortium’s Annual Conference. Hosted at the University of Michigan, the conference featured a day of talks […]

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Observatory Corner: Space is a colorful place

Looking up in the night sky, space looks like a black-and-white world. Sure, there are famous exceptions like red Betelg...

Partially funded by the National Science Foundation, this $80,000 device is made available to you four days a week if the sky is clear. Photo by Christian Bell
Observatory Corner

Maybe in your campus wanderings you’ve seen the big white bump on top of the Science Building. One of the highest plac...