The University of Florida Department of Astronomy will celebrate its 40 birthday on April 3-4 of 2020.  The celebration will include public talks and observing sessions and an opportunity for alumni from all classes and from all over the world to come back to share stories and experiences of what made their time at UF Astronomy unique and great.

The celebration will highlight major milestones in the department’s rise, including efforts to build world-class research, education, and outreach programs.  Participants will be able to remotely view the massive GTC telescope, visit the RHO observing site, and talk with current and former faculty members.

We encourage all interested alumni and community members to check back regularly for updates, including an option for early registration.

Happy Birthday to UF Astro!

The University of Florida Department of Astronomy hosted a collaborative meeting including representatives from universities from across the state of Florida.  With an overarching goal of promoting astronomy research, education, and outreach, the representatives discussed ways that individual faculty members and institutions as a whole could better work together to serve our students and communities.