Upcoming Events & Ongoing Activities

Cassini's Farewell Party

The Cassini spacecraft has served mankind beautifully over the course of its life. To protect any potential remnant of lifeforms that may exist on Saturn's moon of Enceladus, NASA is directing Cassini to crash into Saturn on Friday, September 15. We're celebrating its life in a Louisiana-style funeral - wear all black but come ready to party! We'll have Saturn treats and crafts, Cassini trivia, and the feed of videovideo freed from Cassini upon its descent into Saturn. Location TBA!

Planetarium Night

Look out for an announcement on our next trip to the Santa Fe Planetarium!

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!

Starry Night at the Florida Museum of Natural History

Starry Night is an astronomy event taking place this year at the Florida Museum of Natural History on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 6pm to 10pm. We will have a meeting later this month for interested volunteers to help with the activities organized by our department (Astrowall, Starlab, Ask an Astronomer, etc). Please make a note of the date and plan to attend/volunteer. Starry Night features various astronomy activities, including arts and crafts, ask an astronomer, telescope viewing, and the Star Lab and AstroWall shows. AAS members are encouraged to volunteer to set up or help with an activity, and everyone is encouraged to attend and enjoy a night of astronomy. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for an activity, contact an AAS officer or contact Vicki Sarajedini.

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.