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Welcome to the University of Arizona Astronomy Club website! Our goal is to inspire and assist anybody with a passion or interest in astronomy and science. We provide opportunities to work on astronomy projects with other students and astronomers who care deeply about astronomy education.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Fall 2014 meetings will be held on Mondays from 5:00 PM to approximately 5:45 PM in Steward Observatory room N305, beginning on September 8, 2014. Please see the Meeting Notes page for meeting notes.

To join the club, we encourage you to show up to our meetings and join in on our projects or events! Semester dues are $10 which goes toward all of the projects and activities in which we participate. Please peruse our website for much more information about our club. If you have any questions, please use the form on the Contact page.

Check out the special session organized by the University of Arizona Astronomy Club at the 223rd American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington, D.C.: AAS 223 Session 159 Video or search YouTube for “uaastroclub” and “AAS 223 Session 159″.

OFFICE HOURS

Megan: Tuesdays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Samantha: Mondays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Fridays from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Carmen: Wednesdays from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Ali: Tuesdays from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM and Fridays from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Matthew: Mondays from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Erica: TBD

If you’re in Phoenix near Arizona State University, join our friends at the ASU Astronomy Club!

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NASA Image of the Day

Extreme Ultraviolet Image of a Significant Solar Flare

 
The sun emitted a significant solar flare on Oct. 19, 2014, peaking at 1:01 a.m. EDT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which is always observing the sun, captured this image of the event in extreme ultraviolet wavelength of 131 Angstroms – a wavelength that can see the intense heat of a flare and that is typically colorized in teal. This flare is classified as an X1.1-class flare. X-class denotes the most intense flares, while the number provides more information about its strength. An X2 flare is twice as intense as an X1, and an X3 is three times as intense. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. > More: NASA's SDO Observes an X-class Solar Flare Image Credit: NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory
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