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Phillips Library lands NASA’s ‘Here, There & Everywhere’ exhibit

Posted by on October 15, 2013

Phillips Library at Aurora University is one of 30 locations in the nation chosen to feature NASA’s Here, There & Everywhere exhibit which is providing students with an interesting view of physics. Here, There & Everywhere compares experiences from a human scale on Earth—such as an electric charge when touching a doorknob—to what happens in space, like an electric charge build-up that creates a spectacular display of sudden energy release. The NASA-supported exhibit complements the efforts at the university to promote STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and will be on display through Monday, October 28, 2013.

“Aurora University students training for teaching positions at the elementary and secondary level can use this program to learn how to integrate science topics from the everyday world into extrapolating the same ideas in space,” said Lauren Jackson-Beck, Technical Services Librarian. “The exhibition does a wonderful job of demonstrating all the ways science can be connected through simple observation. It includes hands-on demonstrations, beautiful imagery and numerous resources.”

There are six topic areas in the exhibit: shadows, wind, electric discharge, bow waves, lensing and the collisional excitation of atoms. The exhibit was conceived, designed and generated by a team at the Chandra X-ray Center, which is part of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Phillips Library is open Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m., Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. The library will be closed on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Companion lectures are also being offered on campus:

“Turtle Telemetry: Using Radio Antennas to Track Turtles”
Carrie Milne-Zelman, Associate Professor of Biology
Wednesday, October 23 | 2:00–3:00 p.m.
University Banquet Hall-South

“Technology in Cardiac Rehabilitation”
Hans Beck, Associate Professor of Biology, and Paul Fritz, BA ’75, Certified Physical Therapist, Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Thursday, October 24 | 3:15–4:30 p.m.
University Banquet Hall-North


Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning, annually educating more than 4,800 degree-seeking students at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The university has a long tradition of preparing students for lives of service and leadership, and using its resources and expertise to meet the needs of the community. In addition to its main campus in Aurora, Ill., AU offers programs online, at its George Williams College campus in Williams Bay, Wis., and at the Woodstock Center in downtown Woodstock, Ill. Learn more at

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