The purpose of the Astronomy Club is to promote general awareness of science and mathematics through the conduit of astronomy, and to help interested parties learn about the configuration of the night sky, the empirical basis of modern astronomical theory, and the variety of celestial objects that can be studied by the amateur astronomer. The Astronomy Club will meet every few weeks for naked eye and telescopic observation at a convenient dark location, and will host events for interested groups on campus and
The Astronomy Club is open to everyone who wants to learn about the practice and history of astronomy. Using the facilities of the James Wylie Shepherd Observatory, we will explore the night sky and the sun during our regular meetings. Meetings will begin in Harman Hall room 229. After a very brief introduction, we will all carpool to the observation site. Those not wanting to carpool are also welcome to meet us at the location. Directions to the JWSO can be found here.
Astronomy club meetings Spring 2012 (all meetings are at 7:30 pm):
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