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.


Spring 2014 meetings will be held on Mondays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Steward Observatory room N305, beginning on 1/27/14. Please see the Meeting Notes page for meeting notes.

The ATOMM program main page is now live! Please feel free to visit the page to learn more about this new peer tutoring opportunity. In the future, the page can be accessed through the Astronomy section of the Resources page. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Check out the special session organized by the UA Astronomy Club at the 223rd American Astronomical Society meeting in DC: AAS 223 Session 159 Video or search Youtube for uaastroclub and AAS 223 Session 159.

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.


Thaxton: Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Megan: Wednesdays from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM and from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sam: Tuesdays from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM and from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Carmen: Mondays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM and Wednesdays from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Ali: Mondays from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM and Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Matthew: Mondays from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

Tethys in Sunlight

Tethys, like many moons in the solar system, keeps one face pointed towards the planet around which it orbits. Tethys' anti-Saturn face is seen here, fully illuminated, basking in sunlight. On the right side of the moon in this image is the huge crater Odysseus. The Odysseus crater is 280 miles (450 kilometers) across while Tethys is 660 miles (1,062 kilometers) across. See PIA07693 for a closer view and more information on the Odysseus crater. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Tethys. North on Tethys is up and rotated 33 degrees to the right. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on June 15, 2013. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 503,000 miles (809,000 kilometers) from Tethys. Image scale is 3 miles (5 kilometers) per pixel. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo. For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov . The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org . Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
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