Monday meetings: We meet to hear astronomy lectures 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). Here's the schedule:
|April 1||Tad Komacek||Impact and Radiogenic Heating of Planetsimals in Early Solar System|
|April 8||Matt Schaffer||Ptolemy|
|April 22||Will Vaughan||Enigmatic Ina-like Lunar feature|
|May 6||Prof. Fabrycky||Circumbinary planets|
|May 27||Patrick Chen||TBD|
|June 3||Carl Sagan||Cosmos|
Ryerson Wednesdays: Every clear Wednesday night from 7:30 to 10:00 PM we have public observing at our Ryerson rooftop observatory (all the way up the spiral staircase opposite Ryerson 358).
Special events: We usually spend a night at Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin every quarter to observe on the 24" and 41" reflectors. In spring quarter we have a Friday evening trip open to the public. Over 40 people went on the 2010 trip! We also occasionally visit dark-sky sites such as Willow Slough in Indiana.
Trouble finding Ryerson? Here's a map of campus showing the location of Ryerson.
Trouble getting into Ryerson? Try entering through Eckhart and crossing over on the second or third floor. If Eckhart's locked, call our office and observatory at (773) 702-7625 (that's 2-7625 from any campus phone).
Thanks to the University of Chicago Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics for webspace and technical support.