Planetarium Provides Path to the Stars for Past 40 Years

By Anneth V. Ortega College of Southern Nevada’s The Planetarium is celebrating its astronomical 40th birthday. Nick Juliano, planetarium program manager, said, “I am proud to work for The Planetarium at CSN. Our small facility educates many thousands of students a year, makes astronomy more approachable to Las Vegas and hosts a number of programs […]

Planets and Stars Make for Spectacular Shows

By Anthony Mulholland College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus is home to one of two planetariums in the State. It requires a hefty investment to bring in shows and equipment but the students and community benefit from it. “I enjoy letting people find out about our solar system and the universe and the kinds of […]

NASA Found Liquid Flowing Water on Mars

  By Nancy MonsayNASA just received key evidence about potential life on Mars with its recent discovery of a life-sustaining resource on the red planet: water. According to NASA’s website, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provided the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows on Mars occasionally depending on time of day, temperature and season. The […]

The GMO Agenda

By Ariel T. Rodriguez Genetically modified organism, commonly known as GMO, was the topic of discussion at a recent lecture “The GMO Agenda” held at the Las Vegas-Clark County West Charleston Library, near campus, Sept. 9. Former College of Southern Nevada student Nicole Sligar, founder of GMO Free Nevada, presented information on GMOs and its […]

Office 365 Suite of Software Downloadable for Free

By Nancy Monsay Microsoft Office 365 is available free for students to download. The 365 suite of software includes five licenses: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and storage in OneDrive, a cloud-based service. Students and faculty can download the software to their personal computers and Smartphones at no cost. The Office applications let users create, […]

What is it like to be an Astronaut?

By Yessica Casias Imagine traveling beyond the parameters of planet Earth into a universe filled with unknowns. Astronauts get to do this. College of Southern Nevada’s show called “Astronaut” playing through Oct. 25 at The Planetarium gives a glimpse into this life. CSN’s Planetarium Manager Andrew Kerr gives an overview of “Astronaut”. “[It] is a […]

CSN Mobile App, Resources at Your Fingertips

By Courtney Nixon Did you know you can check your grades on your smartphone? College of Southern Nevada’s mobile application, recently launched to increase connectivity with students, provides quick resources. “Approximately 55 percent of Americans have smartphones,” says Dr. Darren Divine, CSN vice president of academic affairs, “a figure which is rapidly growing by about […]

CSN Library: Times They Are A-Changin’

By Jeff Knight Long gone are the days when libraries used card catalogues or due-date cards stuck to the back covers of books. Today, these analog methods are a distant memory and have been replaced with modern computer systems and unlimited technology. Poet and activist Bob Dylan wrote, “Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll […]

CSN High-Tech with Canvas

By Gabe Hernandez College of Southern Nevada switched to a faster, high-tech online-learning-management system called Canvas by Instructure fall 2013. CSN switched from ANGEL Learning system to Canvas to expand and enhance its online learning environment to benefit students and faculty. CSN’s office of eLearning states the new online experience will become faster and easier […]

Astronomy’s Extreme Side

By Jose Sillas “Extreme Planets” playing at the planetarium at the College of Southern Nevada from September 6 to November 16 is a feast for the eyes that doesn’t seize to inform and mesmerize. The movie helps to give valuable and entertaining insights about the different conditions of planets in the Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers […]