UF Astronomy and Astrophysics Society

Welcome to the University of Florida's Astronomy & Astrophysics Society. We welcome all with passions for the night sky and its wonders! Join us for astronomy talks, shows, trips, public outreach and other events throughout the year. Check out the activities page and our Facebook page for upcoming events.

General Body Meeting: Second meeting of Fall 2017!

Join AAS in Bryant Hall 217 on Monday, September 11 at 7pm for a lesson on astrophotography hosted by our Vice President John Michael Della Costa! We will go over the basics of telescopes and general photography, observing conditions, and what it's like to be a real-world astronomer. The skills from this lesson will be implemented on future trips to the Campus Teaching Observatory, Payne's Prairie, and the Rosemary Hill Observatory. Check out the Facebook page for more info!

Upcoming event: 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!

Special Thanks

The Astronomy & Astrophysics Society was originally founded in the Fall of 2000. Thank you to all of those who came before us to create this wonderful society, and thanks to those who have helped keep the AAS going! Good luck to everyone on whatever path you are following after graduating from the University of Florida!

Get in touch

We are open to all your questions, whether they be about events and meetups or just curiosities about space. You can also reach us at our Facebook page!

  • Email

    Megan Newsome: megannewsome@ufl.edu