Upcoming Events & Ongoing Activities

Carl Sagan Day: Thursday November 9

We will be celebrating Carl Sagan Day with the "Humanist On Campus" organization! To celebrate we will host a variety of activities and events throughout the entire day. Check back for the day's schedule to be announced!

Upcoming event: Yogurtology Fundraiser

Our favorite treasurer Rhiannon organized an amazing fundraiser for us on Friday, October 27 at Yogurtology on Archer Rd. We had over 75 people show up in support and raised money for AAS which will fund future trips to museums, planetariums, nature preserves for observing, and the iconic Kennedy Space Center. Thanks so much to all who showed up, especially after all our hard work at Starry Night (see below)!

Starry Night

On Friday, October 27, 2017 from 6pm to 10pm, AAS members accounted for more than 20 of the volunteers who made Starry Night, UF Astronomy's biggest outreach event of the year, a major success. We ran activities such as "astronomy in a cup," cosmic sorting, solar system scaling, the cosmic tunnel, and the indoor planetarium "StarLab." Thanks so much to everyone who came out to help or just enjoy the event themselves!

Planetarium Night

We recently took a trip out to the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College. We watched the interactive feature "Florida's Skies" and experienced a beautiful playthrough of some of Holst's "The Planets" including the spectacular "Mars" rendition to a walkthrough of Mars' surface and moons.

Rosemary Hill Observatory Overnight Trip

This semester, AAS will aim to visit UF's own Rosemary Hill Observatory twice! The first event will be on Saturday, October 21 for the Orionids Meteor Shower. The second will be at the end of finals week on Friday, December 15 for the Geminids Meteor Shower. Check back for updates!

Campus Teaching Observatory

Come out and help at the Campus Teaching Observatory. Public nights are held every Friday from 8:30pm to 10:00pm. You'll learn how to set up telescopes and enjoy the wonders of the night sky. All AAS members are encouraged to volunteer here at least once a semester, so come on out for this fun night under the stars.