See the sky!

The UIAS is focused around a love of the sky we see and the universe of which we're a part. We are an organization of University students and employees who want to get the most out of the wonders of astronomy.

We have a single main purpose: to educate the students of the University and the members of the C-U community about the wondrous night sky!

Transit of Mercury

Image Source: Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

On Monday November 11th, Mercury - the closest planet to the Sun - will be transiting acrosse the Sun's disk.

What does that mean?

From our location Mercury will appear to be moving across the Sun for several hours. This doesn't happen very often. In fact, after this Monday, the next Transit of Mercury won't occur until 2032.

This Monday, November 11th the UIAS will be hosting a special veiwing of the transit. You can come by the observatory and look at the Sun (safely) and see the shadow of Mercury move across the disk of the Sun. The event will be from 9am to 12pm. The event is free and open to the public. If the weather doesn't agree with us and we can't see the Sun because of clouds or worse, rain, then we WON'T be observing and we won't be at the observatory.

UIAS Club Meeting

The next club meeting will be on Monday, November 11th, at NCSA. This will be our last general meeting of the semester.

UIAS Public Event

Join us for the transity of Mercury across the Sun's disk on Monday, November 11th from 9am to 12pm at the observatory.

UIAS Observatory Open House

The next observatory open house will be on
Friday, November 8th, from 7-9PM
Clear skies! More info...

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