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January 2019

Observatory Open House

January 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Free

The UA Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a public viewing session for the total lunar eclipse on the evening of Sunday, January 20, at the observatory atop Gallalee Hall. Weather permitting, doors will be open from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. The umbral phases of this eclipse last from 9:33-12:50 p.m., and the total phase from 10:41-11:43 p.m.…

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Astronomy Public Observing: Lunar Eclipse

January 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

The Astronomy group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a public observing session for the lunar eclipse. This is the first eclipse of its kind visible from Tuscaloosa since September of 2015. Observing will be led by Dr. Keel with others on hand to help. Lunar eclipses take several hours to progress through…

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Astronomy Public Observing Night

January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Astronomy group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a public observing session. Observing will be led by Dr. Jeremy Bailin.  Objects that will be visible include the Orion Nebula and star clusters. The event is open to all: young and old, student and non-student, wheel-chair bound or not. In short, it…

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October 2019

Astronomy Public Observing Night

October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Astronomy group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a public observing session. Observing will be led by Dr. Jimmy Irwin.  Objects that will be visible include the waxing Gibbous Moon and Saturn. The event is open to all: young and old, student and non-student, wheel-chair bound or not. In short, it…

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Astronomy Public Observing Night at Moundville

October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Astronomy group in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy will be hosting a public night at Moundville Archeological Park. Prof. Emeritus Ron Buta and Prof. Bill Keel will lead a deep-sky observing session, observing galaxies and nebulae, using 16″ and 17″ telescopes and the portable 20-inch “Big Little Telescope." The telescopes are set up…

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November 2019

Astronomy Public Observing Night

November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Astronomy group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a public observing session. Observing will be led by Dr. Marcos Santander.  Objects that will be visible include the Crescent Moon, nebulae, and star clusters. The event is open to all: young and old, student and non-student, wheel-chair bound or not. In short,…

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Observing 2019 Transit of Mercury Across the Sun

November 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Astronomy group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a daylight public observing session for the 2019 transit of Mercury across the Sun.  The last transit occurred on May 9, 2016. Observing will be Led by Dr. Keel with others on hand to help.  Although the transit will begin at approximately 6:30am…

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Astronomy Public Observing Night at Moundville

November 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Astronomy group in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy will be hosting a public night at Moundville Archeological Park. Prof. Emeritus Ron Buta and Prof. Bill Keel will lead a deep-sky observing session, observing galaxies and nebulae, using 16″ and 17″ telescopes and the portable 20-inch “Big Little Telescope.”  The telescopes are set up…

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Astronomy Public Observing Night at Moundville

November 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Astronomy group in the Department of Physics & Astronomy will be hosting a public night at Moundville Archeological Park. Prof. Emeritus Ron Buta and Prof. Bill Keel will lead a deep-sky observing session, observing galaxies and nebulae, using 16″ and 17″ telescopes and the portable 20-inch “Big Little Telescope.”  The telescopes are set up on a pad in the field across the road from the museum. The park does not charge for after-hours admission for these programs. The event is…

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December 2019

Astronomy Public Observing Night

December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Astronomy group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a public observing session. Observing will be led by Dr. Preethi Nair.  Objects that will be visible include the waxing Gibbous Moon. The event is open to all: young and old, student and non-student, wheel-chair bound or not. In short, it is open…

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