A look back on 2017

Let’s face it 2017 was a tough year for many – in particular, those of us who work in the field of science – but some amazing things also happened this year:

There was the March for Science (we had a great turn out right here in Seward)!

There were technology breakthroughs

advancements in green technology (including solar paint!)

and for the first time ever, astronomers were able to observe the collision of two neutron stars:


2017 also was the start of this–our 60N Science Blog (throwback to our very first post!). Since then, we have posted over 50 blogs and had over 800 visitors! The Science department has also been very busy producing peer-reviewed publications, doing fieldwork, doing labwork, writing proposals, and sharing our science with the community.

So onward my science-loving friends, and here’s wishing you a very enlightening and happy new year!

Written by: Jeff Dillon, Senior Education Manager


This article is “perspectives”; the views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the ASLC.

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