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Department of Physics
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Tomanek Hall 255
Phone: 785-628-4271
Email: physics@fhsu.edu
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Department of Physics Student Organizations

FHSU Physics and Engineering Club

A unique organization, the Physics and Engineering Club brings together a departmental club with the FHSU chapters of the national Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma to create a way for students to share their science interests with others. The Physics and Engineering club hosts a variety of events for area students including the annual Science Quiz Bowl for high school competitors and the Physics Roadshow, which showcases science phenomena to students of all ages. Don’t worry, it’s not all work and no play. This club also organizes pizza parties and participates in annual campus events like TailGreat. To get involved, contact the club advisors. For more information about student organizations on the FHSU campus, visit the Center for Student Involvement

FHSU Astronomy Club

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 Spring 2016 semester: TBD.

2016S semester Astronomy Club meetings: TBD.

Send questions or comments to the club advisors. For more information about student organizations on the FHSU campus, visit the Center for Student Involvement.

Useful Free Software:

Stellarium (planetarium software)

Celestia (planetarium/3D space simulation software)

Google Earth (check out the Sky, Moon, and Mars views)

Useful Links:

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Sky and Telescope

Space Weather

SLOOH

Space Weather Prediction Center

HUBBLESITE

Skymaps

Astronomy magazine

ISS Sightings (click on the "+REAL-TIME DATA / ORBITAL TRACKING" tab for ISS location map)

FHSU Clear Sky Chart

FHSU Clear Sky Chart

Files:

Meade LX200 10" telescope manual

Celestron 14" telescope manual

CGEM DX 14" telescope computerized mount manual

FHSU Astronomy Club Constitution

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