Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered radio pulsars, one of the most important phenomena in modern astrophysics. Come see her speak!
Mercury will pass in front of the sun during the day on November 11, 2019. Come observe it at the University of Florida Campus Teaching Observatory from 8am to 11:15am.
Starry Night 2019 is happening November 8th, 2019 at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Come hear Sarah Ballard’s talk, “Choose your own adventure: Planet Edition”!
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.
Our Department is proud to announce that weekly Public Observing Nights will resume on Friday 8/30! Public observing nights provide an opportunity for children and adults of all ages to view the night sky with the guidance of professional astronomers using the telescopes from UF’s Campus Teaching Observatory. Details about public nights including directions to the facility can be found on our Public Nights webpage. As always, public observing nights are offered on a weather-permitting basis, and so we encourage all interested parties to check the weather or by calling (352) 392-1016 after 8:00pm for a recorded message.