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APSU students scheduled to send payload to space for first time in school history

June 20, 2019

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University has a payload bound for space. This is a first in APSU’s 92-year history.

Austin Peay State University physics professor Dr. Justin Oelgoetz made the announcement on Facebook Tuesday: “APSU’s first payload bound for space just passed inspection and has been integrated into the rocket’s payload stack.”

Austin Peay State University students Zach Hill, left, and Zach Givens show off some of their work during Rocket Week at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University students Zach Hill, left, and Zach Givens show off some of their work during Rocket Week at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (APSU)

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APSU sends dolls to stratosphere to celebrate women in STEM

January 31, 2019

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University and the APSU College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) recently celebrated women in STEM by launching a high-altitude balloon carrying two dolls adorned in American Girl NASA space suits.

The dolls reached 93,914 feet at 11:13am January 24th, 2019.

Megan McCracken prepares the doll payload for the launch at Austin Peay State University

Megan McCracken prepares the doll payload for the launch at Austin Peay State University

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APSU 2018: A Year in Review

December 27, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU) 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2018, Austin Peay State University (APSU) continued to make headlines as the institution unveiled its first doctoral degree program, led the state in serving military-connected students and became the fastest-growing public university in Tennessee.

Austin Peay State University Students gather in the Dunn Center for Freshman Convocation on August 24th, 2018. (Denzil Wyatt, APSU)

Austin Peay State University Students gather in the Dunn Center for Freshman Convocation on August 24th, 2018. (Denzil Wyatt, APSU)

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NASA praises APSU for solar eclipse outreach

August 24, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – NASA recently honored Austin Peay State University with its Marshall Space Flight Center Group Achievement Award for the University’s help during the 2017 Great American Eclipse.

Austin Peay State University representatives Dr. Donald Sudbrink, center, professor and chair of the APSU Department of Agriculture; Bill Persinger, right, executive director for Public Relations & Marketing; and Bryan Gaither, lab manager for the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy, accepted the award with other members of the Marshall Space Flight Center Solar Eclipse Team on August 22nd in Huntsville, AL.

Austin Peay State University representatives Dr. Donald Sudbrink, center, professor and chair of the APSU Department of Agriculture; Bill Persinger, right, executive director for Public Relations & Marketing; and Bryan Gaither, lab manager for the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy, accepted the award with other members of the Marshall Space Flight Center Solar Eclipse Team on August 22nd in Huntsville, AL.

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Crowds cheer total solar eclipse above Austin Peay State University

August 25, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Around 1:25pm on Monday, August 21st, 2017, hundreds of people cheered in the near-dark inside Austin Peay State University’s Fortera Stadium.

APSU hosts Peayclipse, an event for the community to gather and witness a once in a lifetime solar eclipse at Fortera Stadium on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

APSU hosts Peayclipse, an event for the community to gather and witness a once in a lifetime solar eclipse at Fortera Stadium on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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NYC’s Times Square to broadcast NASA eclipse video shot at APSU

August 17, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Monday, August 21st, 2017, the day of the Great American Eclipse, a large digital screen in New York City’s Times Square will broadcast images captured from the Austin Peay State University observatory.

A production crew with NASA TV will be on campus that day, filming the total solar eclipse, because the University is one of the best places in the world to witness the historic event.

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Austin Peay State University hosting several events for Total Solar Eclipse

August 8, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Monday, August 21st, 2017, the heavens—in the words of English poet Lavinia Greenlaw—will throw a “celestial dimmer switch” during the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, and as excitement builds across the country for this cosmic spectacle, Austin Peay State University is hosting several events, including an official NASA viewing parties at the campus’ Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay is hosting several events for the upcoming 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.

Austin Peay is hosting several events for the upcoming 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.

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NASA to broadcast Total Solar Eclipse from Austin Peay State University Farm

August 8, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Monday, August 21st, 2017, NASA will use Austin Peay State University’s Farm and Environmental Education Center as one of its official broadcast locations for the eclipse.

In addition to NASA’s broadcast, there will be several research and scientific efforts by multiple entities, including atmospheric, entomological and bovine research during the eclipse.

APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center. (APSU)

APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center. (APSU)

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Clarksville is prime location for the Great American Eclipse

July 19, 2017

Clarksville-Montgomery County Residents must take precautions during August 21st event

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County is in the path of the Great American Eclipse of August 21st, 2017, making this a prime destination for those who want to view this rare astronomical  occurrence.

This  will be the first coast-to-coast eclipse in 98 years and the first in the continental United States since 1978.  The eclipse can only be seen in a path 60 miles wide across the United State, so this will be a once in a lifetime experience to to witness a fascinating natural phenomenon.

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Astronaut Rhea Seddon to give free talk at Austin Peay on August 20th as part of PeayClipse celebration

June 26, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 12th, 1985, Dr. Rhea Seddon sat on 4.5 million pounds of explosives. It was a moment she’d been preparing for most of her life, but that didn’t stop her from feeling a little anxious.

“It’s pretty scary those first few minutes,” she said during a 2015 AuthorSpeak event at the Linebaugh Library. “You feel this giant explosion way back behind you, and it feels like you’re going to blow up.”

Dr. Rhea Seddon

Dr. Rhea Seddon

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