Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-11-211
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Voyager by Michael Bouy Voyager I's brief encounter with Saturn last week brought both expected and unexpected information, negating previously accepted theories of the forces at work in the universe, Dr. Richard Hills, Physics Department chairman at WSC, told an overflow crowd Monday in a lecture on the spacecraft's flyby. Dr. Hills was invited by NASA to a conference last week for educators at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena, California, and obtained information there. He au.:;:'. j i s s I I 4 ' f I i ' , The Moench statue guards over a cold, deserted nighttime campus in this picture by Signpost photographer, Charlie Pomerleau. Encounter Brings also attended a post-encounter conference of the Pacific Planetarium Association, where excellent color slides were made available to participants.The Voyager craft revealed unexplainedfeatures in the ring system surrounding Saturn, shaking the foundations of the science establishment. It was discovered that there are strange 'spikes' in the ring system, features which revolve with the rings and last several hours-much longer than a temporary feature-giving evidence of forces at work on the rings. Also discovered was a i v L previously unknown 'F' ring, which is bordered on each side by two newly discovered moons. Closeup views of the 'F' ring show that it is actually made up of three separate rings which are intertwined, wrapping around each other, and in places are kinked. "These findings upset scientist's previous ideas on the dynamics of the rings," said Dr. Hills. "Maybe they're only temporary features, or maybe the Devil put them there to make us work harder." Scientists also found through Voyager and com WEBER STATE COLLEGE Ticketing If anyone asked everybody on campus how to go about handing out tickets for basketball games in the Dee Center, they'd probably get about ten thousand different approaches to an admittedly difficult problem. The most common of these answers would be. Why ticket at all? "Good question." said ASWSC Press Secretary, Doug Harris. In 1977 when the Dee Center opened, stm':nts were allotted 2600 s ats. Average student attendance per game for that season was only 951. In 1978, the average attendance dropped to 565. At the end of that season, the seating agreement between student government and the Athletic Department was renegotiated. At that time it was decided to allow Athletic Director Gary Crompton to appropriate a number of seats to scholarship and donation funds, with the understanding that if average student attendance exceeded 1000 per game, some of these seats would be released to students. Student attendance in 1979 went to 852 according to Dee Center figures. ' Student Government, however, Many Surprises puter enhanced images that there are a lot more rings than is apparent to the telescope-aided eye, and that the divisions between the rings are actually full of matter, not empty space as previously theorized. "They were able to count 20 rings within Cassini's gap (the division between the first and second ring), and they say there are at least 300 rings, and as many as 1000 rings within the ring system," Dr. Hills reported. "It's a good thing they didn't send the Pioneer space probe through Cassini's division as planned." Voyager I was unable to r o s 0DDEN UTAH November 21,1980 Policy Explained counted 1673 at the last season game. "Either Dee Center figures were way off, or a number of non-students were in the sections in question. Either wa , student government and the student-body were out of luck when it came to negotiating new seating arrangements." concluded ASWSC President, Mike Arave. After some research, ASWSC decided to implement the kind of ticketing program that other Utah schools use, and thus have an accurate count of student attendance. But more importantly, with student tickets in student hands, the seats in question could not be sold to the general public. Normally this would not be a great concern, but on two occasions last year, students were actually turned away because the. Athletic Department inaccurately estimated the number of students that would show up, and sold the rest of the tickets to the public. Mike Arave said that the possibility of that happening again was "unacceptable", and that student government as a whole can only insure penetrate the thick layers of haze above Saturn, but produced evidence of extremely fast winds-up to 900 mph-even faster than the speed of sound in Saturn's atmosphere. Dr. Hills said that maybe by 1986 equipment will be dropped through the clouds to look at Saturn's surface. Voyager was also unable to penetrate the thick clouds on Titan, the largest moon in the solar system, to get a look at the surface.lt did get excellent and detailed photos of several of the smaller moons, however, showing one shaped like a hounds' tooth. . J Volume 41 Issue 19 against it by demanding the tickets assigned to those seats. "It should be noted that a demand from student government is not what it used to be. In 1979, student fees supported twenty-five per cent of the athletic budget. Today, because of inflation, that percentage has decreased to thirteen." Arave added. Arave does agree that implementing the ticketing distribution is a problem. Part-time students, night students, morning students; all have legitimate complaints and particular needs. These problems are being worked out in special working sessions of the Legislative Council. "Several proposals have been made to us", says Arave, "and we are in the process of combining those proposals into a workable solution." "Those solutions will come, hopefully, in the near future. Until that time, students are encouraged to submit their problems to student government and ponder how it was that revenue from games became more important than their right to watch them."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-11-21, Vol. 41, No. 19|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|