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!
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
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!
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!
Tonight's show: "Star Signs and the History of Art," showing at 7 and 8 pm.
Tomorrow night's show is "Exoplanets!" Bring your friends to learn what's out there past our solar system, and just how much there is to discover. Shows are, as ever, at 7 and 8 pm, and Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for kids under 12.
(Image Credit: https://www.google.com/doodles/seven-earth-size-exoplanets-discovered)
"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!
Join us in the Planetarium Friday at 7 and 8 pm to see "From Earth to the Universe," our fantastic family-friendly show!
THIS FRIDAY our Planetarium Shows return! Come see "May Sky" at 7 or 8 pm to prepare for some camping-trip stargazing!
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 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. Tickets are $3 at the door.
Tonight's Show: "Distant Worlds, Alien Life." Shows are at 7 and 8 pm, and tickets are $3 per person.
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.
"March Sky" shows tomorrow night at 7 and 8 pm! Bring a friend who wants to get into stargazing, but isn't sure where to start....
"Our Universe" is showing this Friday at 7 and 8 pm! Come get your mind boggled!
"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 components we're still trying to figure out. Shows are at 7 and 8 pm as always, and tickets are $3 at the door.
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, 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 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!
An exciting announcement for you FHE planners: We have Monday night shows! They cost $4 per adult and $2 per child, as we're showing purchased, professional shows. Take a peek at our show schedule to get planning! http://planetarium.byu.edu/Scheduling/Calendar.aspx
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.
COSMIC CATASTROPHES is showing TONIGHT for Friday the 13th! Come learn just how unlucky things can get...
Night is coming earlier-- meaning you'll have time to stargaze on your way home! Come to "October Sky" this week to learn what you're looking at... and what you might be missing.
Shows are at 7 and 8 pm, and tickets are $2 at the door.
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)
This Friday BYU Astronomical Society is proud to present a show about... well, everything.
Come learn the mind-boggling facts about the Universe in our Planetarium Show, "Our Cosmos" on Friday at 7 and 8 pm.
Tickets are $2 at the door, and we're happy to show you some small part of the cosmos from the roof after the end of the show! (PC: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170404-the-physics-that-tells-us-what-the-universe-is-made-of)
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!
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!" 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 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!
Come one, come all! Come see our last planetarium shows of the semester, "Doom, Death, Destruction" and "Our Cosmos," respectively at 8 and 9.
This week we have two planetarium shows: "Dwarf Planets" from 7-8 if you're missing dear little Pluto, and "Solar Systems" from 8-9 if you're looking for something a little larger scale.
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 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.
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.
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. :)
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.
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!
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!
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 season of cheer with us at 7 or 8 pm!
Children are welcome, and as ever, tickets are $2 at the door.
Eyring Science Center @ Brigham Young University
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