Home

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 5:30 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
Sam: TBD
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 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Erica: TBD

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

Join our group on Facebook!Join our group on Facebook! Visit our YouTube channel!UAAstroClub YouTube Channel
Map to Steward Observatory:
View Larger Map

Plan a Star Party!

University of Arizona Astronomy Club Star Parties Click to learn more about our star parties!

Like us on Facebook!

Google +1

Gallery

Playing games in the gym 2013scrapbookpage5 Fun in the gym Orion

NASA Image of the Day

Powerful, Pulsating Core of Star

 
The blue dot in this image marks the spot of an energetic pulsar -- the magnetic, spinning core of star that blew up in a supernova explosion. NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, discovered the pulsar by identifying its telltale pulse -- a rotating beam of X-rays, that like a cosmic lighthouse, intersects Earth every 0.2 seconds. The pulsar, called PSR J1640-4631, lies in our inner Milky Way galaxy about 42,000 light-years away. It was originally identified by as an intense source of gamma rays by the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) in Namibia. NuSTAR helped pin down the source of the gamma rays to a pulsar. The other pink dots in this picture show low-energy X-rays detected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. In this image, NuSTAR data is blue and shows high-energy X-rays with 3 to 79 kiloelectron volts; Chandra data is pink and shows X-rays with 0.5 to 10 kiloeletron volts. The background image shows infrared light and was captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SAO
Read More

Tag Cloud