The last total solar eclipse was seven year ago.

April 8 solar eclipse: visibility, safety and watch parties

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

A university expert on astronomy has had an upcoming phenomenon circled on his calendar since the last time it happened in 2017, which garnered widespread public interest. “These are really dramatic events because the sun touches every part of our life, it really does,” said Bennett Maruca, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Delaware. On …

DSU's grant from NASA is for three years of services.

DSU lands NASA grant to help find life resources on moon

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware State University instructors has been awarded a $899,000 grant from NASA to contribute its engineering and optics services to the future moon Lunar Land Rover Mission. DSU’s Mohammed Amir Khan, professor and director of the Engineer Physics Program, and Yuri Markushin, associate professor, will be leading the three-year project.  Khan and Markushin will design and develop infrared sensing and …

EastSide Charter broke ground on its new $25 million STEM hub Wednesday. (Jarek Rutz/Delaware LIVE News)

EastSide breaks ground on $25 million community STEM hub

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

EastSide Charter’s new $25 million STEM hub boils down to one word: accessibility, said Chief Executive Officer Aaron Bass. That hub was one step closer to reality Wednesday after the charter school held a groundbreaking ceremony for the 24,000-square-foot building scheduled to open in fall 2024. “The number one industry in Delaware is STEM,” Bass said, but many students don’t …