Jean Creighton

Astronomy Contributor

To Dr. Jean Creighton, physics is the gateway to astronomy. She studied physics at the University of Athens and went on to earn a masters degree from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Waterloo. She began teaching astronomy at UW-Milwaukee in 1999 and in 2007, she took over as director of UWM's Manfred Olson Planetarium.

What Happened to All Those Moon Rocks?

Sep 26, 2013
NASA

The Apollo moon missions (11 through 17, minus the infamous 13) collected more than 800 pounds of moon rock. But whatever happened to those samples?

NASA

Even though it's no longer considered a planet, Pluto still excites the imagination as it skims the outer reaches of our solar system.

5 Neat Facts About Neptune's New Moon

Jul 25, 2013
wikipedia.

Scientists have discovered a new moon for Neptune, raising its number of moons to fourteen.

Twinkletoez/Flickr

Whether it’s super, or blue, or crescent, the moon has many faces. But what exactly are they?

penguinbush, flickr

The moon is an essential part of our lives, being found in song, stories, science, history, mythology, and elsewhere.

Rich Renomeron, via Flickr

It may be the end of our calendar year, but for the Mayans', tomorrow is the last day on their calendar...period.

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