UA Astronomy to Host Public Star Gazing Events

August 26, 2016 - Supermoon


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s dialect of production and astronomy invites members of a village to attend a array of open nights this deteriorate to demeanour during a heavens by UA telescopes.

The events are giveaway of charge.

The subsequent viewing, hosted by Dr. Ron Buta, highbrow in UA’s production and astronomy department, is from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26, during a Gallalee Hall Observatory on a UA campus. Observers will be means to perspective both Saturn and Mars during this session.

At other viewings via a semester, visitors will be means to perspective star clusters and nebulae from both a look-out during Gallalee and UA telescopes that will be set adult opposite a highway from a Moundville Archaeological Park’s museum.

Other monthly sky viewings this deteriorate are:

7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7: Hosted by Dr. Jeremy Bailin, partner highbrow of production and astronomy, a eventuality will concentration on a waxing crescent moon, Saturn, Albireo and a Ring Nebula.

7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30: Hosted by Drs. Buta and William Keel, professors in UA’s production and astronomy department, a eventuality will concentration on nebulae
 and star clusters, and a Andromeda Galaxy.

7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8: Hosted by Drs. Buta and Preethi Nair in UA’s production and astronomy department, this eventuality will concentration on a initial entertain moon as partial of “International Observe a Moon Night,” an annual worldwide open even that encourages observation, appreciation and bargain of a moon and a tie to NASA heavenly scholarship and exploration. Details will be posted during http://www.astr.ua.edu/.

7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28: Hosted by Buta and Keel during Moundville, this eventuality will concentration on a crescent moon, nebulae,
galaxies and star clusters.

7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14: Hosted by Dr. Dawn Williams, associate highbrow in UA’s production and astronomy department, this eventuality during Gallalee will concentration on a supermoon and will embody a harangue titled, “Chasing a GHOST Particle: The Ice-Cube Neutrino Observatory.” The harangue will start during 7:15 p.m. in room 227 of Gallalee Hall, followed by a open regard eventuality during 8 p.m. in a observatory.

7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2: Hosted by Dr. Murray Silverstone, associate highbrow of production and astronomy during UA, this eventuality will concentration on Orion Nebula and Pleiades.

All sky viewings are fortuitous on a weather. Cloudy skies are not gainful to viewing. For some-more information about scheduled events, phone 205/348-5050 or revisit http://astronomy.ua.edu/Public.html.

Please give allege notice if we devise to move a vast group.

Gallalee Hall is during a northeast dilemma of University Boulevard and Hackberry Drive, reduction than a retard from Denny Chimes. UA’s Moundville Archaeological Park is 13 miles south of campus off Alabama 69.

The dialect of production and astronomy is partial of UA’s College of Arts and Sciences, a University’s largest multiplication and a largest magnanimous humanities college in a state. Students from a College have won countless inhabitant awards including Rhodes and Goldwater scholarships.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered investigate university, is experiencing poignant expansion in both enrollment and educational quality. This growth, that is definitely impacting a campus and a state’s economy, is in gripping with UA’s prophesy to be a university of choice for a best and brightest students. UA, a state’s flagship university, is an educational village joined in a joining to enhancing a peculiarity of life for all Alabamians.

  • CONTACT: David Miller, UA media relations, 205/348-0825, dcmiller2@ur.ua.edu
  • SOURCE: Dr. Ronald Buta, 205/348-3792, buta@sarah.astr.ua.edu

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