About the Astronomy Club

Regular Meetings

Regular meetings can occur anywhere from 0-3 times per month, depending on the time of the year and current proximity to finals week. Meetings may feature:

  • Planning for events
  • Talks from Physics Astronomy faculty
  • T-shirt distribution
  • General discussion

We encourage any and all interested in astronomy to attend club meetings.

Public Viewings

Public Viewings are times when knowledgeable members of the club break out the telescopes on the roof of Physics and show newcomers many wonderful things like galaxies, nebulae, start clusters or planets These viewings are open to everyone and are typically held on weekends.

Field Trips

Are when the Astronomy Club leaves Davis for some sort of Astronomy outing. Included are things like

  • UCO Lick Observatory Tour
  • Chabot Space and Science Center
  • Camping at Mono Lake
  • Camping at Meeks Bay

Movie Nights

The Astronomy club upon occasion gets together with snacks to watch SciFi movies on the relatively large screen of 55 Roessler Hall. Bring some popcorn and a blanket.