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The FHSU Astronomy Club exists to give both students and the public the opportunity to observe the night sky with telescopes located on the Tomanek Hall Observation Deck and in the Albertson Hall astronomy tower. Student members staff the Observation Deck and host public events so that community members may utilize the telescopes.
Observatory hours for the Fall 2013 semester: Monday and Tuesday evenings, 8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
2012F semester Astronomy Club meetings: Every other Tuesday, starting Aug 27, at 7:00 p.m. in TH201!
Send questions or comments to the club advisors. For more information about student organizations on the FHSU campus, visit the Center for Student Involvement.
Program for the Girl Scouts on September 10, 2011.
Public Program (Moon): October 8, 2011.
Program at the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area near Great Bend: October 28, 2011.
Astronomy Day club meeting at the quarry! See the flyer for details.
Total Lunar eclipse: December 21, greatest eclipse at 2:17 a.m. but starts at 11:27 p.m. on December 20th.
Astronomy Open House (09/17/2010) 8:00 p.m. in TH 201 and on the dike. Open house will begin at 8:00 p.m. in TH 106 with a brief talk about the Moon. Viewing (Moon and Jupiter) from the dike will follow until 10 p.m.
Astronomy Open House (02/19/2010) 7:00 p.m., TH 106, TH Observatory, AH Observatory. Open house will begin at 7 p.m. in TH 106 with a brief talk about Mars. Viewing (Mars, the Orion Nebula, etc.) from both the Albertson Hall and Tomanek Hall observation decks will follow until 10 p.m.
Useful Free Software:
Stellarium (planetarium software)
Celestia (planetarium/3D space simulation software)
Google Earth (check out the Sky, Moon, and Mars views)
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Sky and Telescope
Space Weather Prediction Center
ISS Sightings (click on the "+REAL-TIME DATA / ORBITAL TRACKING" tab for ISS location map)
FHSU Clear Sky Chart
FHSU Geosciences Weather Station
Meade LX200 10" telescope manual
Celestron 14" telescope manual
CGEM DX 14" telescope computerized mount manual
FHSU Astronomy Club Constitution
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