BYU Astronomical Society

BYU Astronomical Society The BYU Astronomical Society is a student-run organization under the direction of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. We love star parties!
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This is the official page for the student-run organization the Brigham Young University Astronomical Society under the direction of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Our purpose is: 1)To educate the Society membership and the general public about astronomy. 2)To improve BYU’s planetarium and observatory facilities. 3)To allow Society members to develop their talents. The Society provides several leadership and developmental opportunities for its members, including the chance to write, produce, and present astronomy shows. 4)To provide research facilities and opportunities for Society members. The Society provides training on these facilities, under the direction of the Society Advisorship. Membership is open to any and all with an interest in astronomy, stargazing, physics, planetariums, telescopes, or staying up late. Dues are $5 a semester and 2 Friday nights volunteering at the Deck. Society activities: - Weekly public planetarium shows (every Friday at 7 and 8pm) - Weekly public night sky observation (following planetarium shows) - Monthly meeting - Monthly star parties at a dark sky site (Saturday closest to new moon) - Monthly misc. awesome activity Benefits of Society Membership - Fellowship with the likes of us - Learn to run the planetarium, write your own show, and present it to the public (If it's good you'll get to keep showing it!) - Learn to use a telescope (we have big ones!) - Learn your way around the night sky - Learn to see in the dark better - Learn awesome facts to amaze your friends - Rides to activities - Paid meals at activities Ways to Become a Member - Come to the observation deck on the 5th floor of the Eyring Science Center any clear Friday night - we'll be there. Hang out, learn stuff, play with telescopes. - Attend our monthly sit-down meeting. - Attend a public star party Subscribe to our mailing list: http://lists.physics.byu.edu/mailman/listinfo/astroclub

Mission: Star Parties, Planetarium Shows, Outreach Events and more! We love astronomy and especially the chance to share it with others.

BYU Astronomical Society
01/08/2020

BYU Astronomical Society

01/21/2019

TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW!!!!

Join us THIS FRIDAY at 7 and 8 pm for our "November Sky" show. Learn what to look for as it gets dark earlier!
10/31/2018

Join us THIS FRIDAY at 7 and 8 pm for our "November Sky" show. Learn what to look for as it gets dark earlier!

09/27/2018

Our Opening Social is TONIGHT at 8:30! Meet in the ESC room N-485 and we'll head to the Planetarium for a free show!

"June Sky" is showing this Friday at 7 and 8 pm- learn what to look for on those starry camping nights!
05/30/2018

"June Sky" is showing this Friday at 7 and 8 pm- learn what to look for on those starry camping nights!

This Friday's show will be "Planet Hunters." Join us for $3 at 7 or 8 pm to learn about exoplanets! (PC: https://exoplan...
05/23/2018

This Friday's show will be "Planet Hunters." Join us for $3 at 7 or 8 pm to learn about exoplanets!
(PC: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/)

Join us in the Planetarium Friday at 7 and 8 pm to see "From Earth to the Universe," our fantastic family-friendly show!
05/16/2018

Join us in the Planetarium Friday at 7 and 8 pm to see "From Earth to the Universe," our fantastic family-friendly show!

04/19/2018

There are no shows for the next two weeks to accommodate finals. Good luck, everyone!

We have TWO amazing student shows this Friday, "Stars of the Pharoahs" at 7 and "The Star Wars Solar System" at 8! Come ...
04/11/2018

We have TWO amazing student shows this Friday, "Stars of the Pharoahs" at 7 and "The Star Wars Solar System" at 8! Come de-stress with a $3 ticket and a dome of stars :D

We have TWO new shows this Friday: "Hunt for Atlantis" from 7-8pm and "So You Want to be a Space Probe" from 8-9pm. Tick...
04/05/2018

We have TWO new shows this Friday: "Hunt for Atlantis" from 7-8pm and "So You Want to be a Space Probe" from 8-9pm. Tickets are $3 at the door.

03/14/2018

There will be NO FRIDAY SHOWS this week. Enjoy Spring Day!

This week: Exoplanets! Join us Friday at 7 and 8 pm to explore worlds beyond our own... and just what they might contain...
03/07/2018

This week: Exoplanets! Join us Friday at 7 and 8 pm to explore worlds beyond our own... and just what they might contain.
(PC: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/)

"Our Universe" is showing this Friday at 7 and 8 pm! Come get your mind boggled!
02/21/2018

"Our Universe" is showing this Friday at 7 and 8 pm! Come get your mind boggled!

Hello, Astronomers!"Our Cosmos" is playing this Friday at 7 and 8 pm! Come enjoy the show!
02/16/2018

Hello, Astronomers!
"Our Cosmos" is playing this Friday at 7 and 8 pm! Come enjoy the show!

Our show tonight: Dark Matter Mystery. Come explore the mind-bending mysteries that fill our universe-- and the amazing ...
01/19/2018

Our show tonight: Dark Matter Mystery. Come explore the mind-bending mysteries that fill our universe-- and the amazing components we're still trying to figure out. Shows are at 7 and 8 pm as always, and tickets are $3 at the door.

PC: https://www.space.com/14768-dark-matter-universe-photos.html

01/12/2018

Welcome back to school! TONIGHT we're showing our January Night Sky show at 7 and 8 pm! Come appreciate the stars, and wander up on deck to look through our telescopes!

"Star of Bethlehem" is here! Come see our fantastic Christmas show THIS Friday at 7/8 pm-- and remember to come early, a...
12/07/2017

"Star of Bethlehem" is here! Come see our fantastic Christmas show THIS Friday at 7/8 pm-- and remember to come early, as this is our most popular show of the year!

Welcome Back! This Friday's show is "December Sky," a handy prep if you plan to do some stargazing while waiting for San...
11/27/2017

Welcome Back! This Friday's show is "December Sky," a handy prep if you plan to do some stargazing while waiting for Santa. TONIGHT we're showing "Invaders of Mars" at 7 pm-- come learn more about our big red neighbor.

There is an FHE show tonight (Mayan ArcheoAstronomy!), but there will be NO Friday night show! Enjoy Thanksgiving!
11/20/2017

There is an FHE show tonight (Mayan ArcheoAstronomy!), but there will be NO Friday night show! Enjoy Thanksgiving!

Astronomers! Come appreciate the void above us with this week's planetarium show, "November Sky." Tickets are sold at th...
11/01/2017

Astronomers! Come appreciate the void above us with this week's planetarium show, "November Sky." Tickets are sold at the door at 7 and 8 pm.
Feel free to look ahead at our available shows at planetarium.byu.edu/scheduling/calendar.aspx.

TONIGHT we're showing "Our Creator's Cosmos," a planetarium show based on Elder Neal A. Maxwell's BYU Devotional. Come f...
09/29/2017

TONIGHT we're showing "Our Creator's Cosmos," a planetarium show based on Elder Neal A. Maxwell's BYU Devotional. Come for a beautifully constructed talk with gorgeous graphics!

As ever, our shows are at 7 and 8 pm, and cost $2 at the door.
(PC: lds.org and http://mashable.com/2014/03/10/38-nasa-photos-cosmos/#zrjDaAnwwmqk)

08/27/2017

We hope you enjoyed the Solar Eclipse!
The BYU Semester is coming... and with it returns our Planetarium Shows! Friday, September 8, at 7 and 8 pm will be our first planetarium show of the semester. Come learn more about our vast, baffling universe!

08/18/2017

We do not have any solar eclipse glasses left. They are gone!

Astronomers! Come enjoy our last Planetarium shows before Fall, "Secret Lives of Stars" and "Our Creator's Cosmos!" Show...
06/14/2017

Astronomers! Come enjoy our last Planetarium shows before Fall, "Secret Lives of Stars" and "Our Creator's Cosmos!" Shows are Friday at 7 and 8 pm, and tickets are $2 at the door.

It's Spring-- the nights are warm, the skies are beautiful, and we have planetarium shows on Fridays! Come this weekend ...
05/30/2017

It's Spring-- the nights are warm, the skies are beautiful, and we have planetarium shows on Fridays! Come this weekend to enjoy our "June Sky" show, then sneak up to our telescope deck to see the universe for yourself!
Shows run at 7 and 8 pm, and tickets are $2 at the door. See you there!

04/14/2017

Come one, come all! Come see our last planetarium shows of the semester, "Doom, Death, Destruction" and "Our Cosmos," respectively at 8 and 9.

Astronomers! Come to this week's planetarium show, April Sky! Shows are Friday at 7 and 8 pm, as always.
03/29/2017

Astronomers! Come to this week's planetarium show, April Sky! Shows are Friday at 7 and 8 pm, as always.

Hello Astronomers! Just a reminder that BYU has Spring Break this Friday, so there are no Planetarium shows. Still looki...
03/14/2017

Hello Astronomers! Just a reminder that BYU has Spring Break this Friday, so there are no Planetarium shows. Still looking for your astronomy fix? Come to our game night in the Astronomy Lab Wednesday at 7! We'll be weighing in on a time for a night hike.
(PC: scouts.org.uk)

This week's Planetarium Show: Planet Hunters. Come learn more about how we find solar systems outside our own! (The skie...
03/09/2017

This week's Planetarium Show: Planet Hunters. Come learn more about how we find solar systems outside our own! (The skies are looking clearer too, so we might actually be able to get some decent observing in!) As ever, shows are at 7 and 8 pm on Friday, and tickets are $2 at the door.
(PC: blog.planethunters.org)

This week's Planetarium Show: March Sky. Come learn what those circling swathes of light mean-- and, weather allowing, s...
02/27/2017

This week's Planetarium Show: March Sky. Come learn what those circling swathes of light mean-- and, weather allowing, see for yourself through our telescopes after the show!
Shows are Friday at 7 and 8, and tickets are $2 at the door. :)
(PC: derekshirlaw.co.uk)

Astronomers! This week's planetarium show is Robot Explorers: Back to the Moon. Come find out about current space travel...
02/21/2017

Astronomers! This week's planetarium show is Robot Explorers: Back to the Moon. Come find out about current space travel and Robotics--it'll be a blast! Shows start at 7 and 8 pm, and tickets are, as always, $2 at the door.
(PC:Universe Today)

Need a date for your sweetheart? Come see this week's planetarium show, "Romance in the Stars," at 7 and 8 pm Friday nig...
02/09/2017

Need a date for your sweetheart? Come see this week's planetarium show, "Romance in the Stars," at 7 and 8 pm Friday night for a gorgeous night under the stars-- clouds or no clouds!
(PC: ecotravelers)

This week's Planetarium Show is "February Sky!" We have one showing from 7-8 and one from 8-9. Come learn more about the...
01/31/2017

This week's Planetarium Show is "February Sky!" We have one showing from 7-8 and one from 8-9. Come learn more about the gorgeous void visible to us this month!
(PC: jonvran.co.uk)

No Planetarium Show this week. Good luck with finals, and happy holidays!
12/08/2016

No Planetarium Show this week. Good luck with finals, and happy holidays!

Welcome back from Thanksgiving! This Friday we'll be showing our Star of Bethlehem Planetarium show. Come enjoy the seas...
11/29/2016

Welcome back from Thanksgiving! This Friday we'll be showing our Star of Bethlehem Planetarium show. Come enjoy the season of cheer with us at 7 or 8 pm!
Children are welcome, and as ever, tickets are $2 at the door.

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I'm visiting Provo next week and was wondering if anyone will be having a viewing party for Saturn.
Dear Friends A very special public meeting is being organized by the Mars Society Utah Chapter and the Great Salt Lake Institute. Dr. Shannon Rupert, the Director of the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Hanksville, Utah will be speaking on the subject “Is There Life on Mars?” We hope that you, your friends and associates will participate in the meeting and discussion on this subject. Please feel free to copy and circulate the meeting notice posted on our page to your membership, on bulletin boards, social media and internet discussion boards. Let’s go to Mars! Thank you. Sincerely yours, Bonnie K. Baxter, Ph.D Director, Great Salt Lake Institute Professor and Chair of Biology Westminster College James Allen President Mars Society Utah Chapter Edward Heisler Speakers Bureau Mars Society Utah Chapter DIRECTIONS TO GORE AUDITORIUM From the north: I-15 South to I-80 East I-80 East to 1300 East Exit From the south: I-15 North to I-80 East I-80 East to 1300 East Exit. From SLC Make your way up to 1300 East heading south. Driving on 1300 East turn onto 1700 South (heading west) Pass the first drive into the campus and then turn left into the parking deck. Park anywhere in the deck, Turn right when you leave the parking deck and walk north. Continue walking until you pass Malouf Hall on your right. Make a left turn just pass the building and walk east until you reach the Gore School of Business. That’s where the Gore auditorium is located! See the meeting flyer at: https://www.facebook.com/UtahMarsSociety/
Greetings from the Astronomical Society Urania in Wiesbaden, Germany. We have just earlier this week hosted a public lecture on Saturn's moon Enceladus and on this occasion introduced a companion volume to the book market that is also made available in English. This book is already the fourth volume of our student-level series of lectures and publications on icy worlds of the outer solar system: Members of our society are producing them in their spare time because we cannot find such books on our local or the international market. We believe that self-publication is a great new way to communicate the aims of astronomical societies to the public and inspire the interest of our audience when they can put the companions of some of our lectures on their book-shelves. A free look inside is available here: Enceladus - Iceland of Space: The Cassini spacecraft over the moon of chilly geysers To the Voyager spacecraft, Enceladus seemed like a fresh, smooth snowball. It was Cassini that first noticed how remarkable this small Saturn moon is indeed whose… amazon.com