What we do
The RAS holds a Monday evening talk series during the UChicago academic year, as well as public observation on Wednesday nights. No experience or prior interest is necessary for either event, and we encourage everyone to come and participate. Beyond our weekly events, the RAS conducts many other activities in the astronomy and astrophysics realm, which are open to our members. Periodically, we run trips out to dark sky sites in the vicinity of Chicago for better observing. We also run longer (weekend) trpis to Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin, where participate in workshops and observe the skies through world-class optics.
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Wednesday observation schedule
Every clear Wednesday night we have public observing at our Ryerson rooftop observatory (all the way up the spiral staircase opposite Ryerson 358). Please check our twitter feed for times, cancellation info, and other announcements. Observation runs from 8:30 till 10:30 unless you hear otherwise, come and go as you please.
|April 19||Will Misener|
|April 26||Carrie Volpert|
|May 17||Mark Cohen|
|May 31||Carina Baker|
Be sure to check our twitter for announcements and cancellations - here's the forecast we usually look at:
Monday talk schedule
We meet to hear presentations on astronomy-related topics from students and faculty every Monday night at 8 PM in Ryerson 358 (the classroom immediately at the top of the main staircase in Ryerson). If you are interested in giving a talk, contact an officer either electronically or during a RAS event.
|April 17||Will Misener||TBD||TBD|
|April 24||Carrie Volpert||TBD||TBD|
|May 15||Mark Cohen||Dr. Petros Tzeferacos||Computational Astrophysics|
|May 29||Carina Baker||N/A||RAS Elections!|