The Astronomy Department hosts a number of regular events for our students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Below is a list of reoccurring events, but we encourage interested people to check for specific upcoming events at the bottom of this page.
Recurring Academic Events
|Astronomy Colloquium||Zack Slepian||Thursdays |
|arXiv Coffee||Faculty & Postdocs||Mon, Wed, Fri – 10:30 AM||BRT 311|
|Coffee Time||Graduate Astronomy Organization||Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri – 2:30 PM|
Wed – 3:00 PM
|Physics Colloquium||Department of Physics||Thursdays |
|Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar (Physics)||Laura Blecha, Department of Physics||Wednesdays |
Recurring Public Events
|Public Nights||Francisco Reyes||Friday|
|Campus Teaching Observatory|
|Starry Night||Naibi Marinas||Annually; November 8, 2019||Florida Museum of Natural History|
|Public School Visits||Naibi Marinas||By Request||Schools in the greater Gainesville area (and throughout Florida)|
The UF Astronomy Department has a strong culture of community interaction and outreach. In the past, members of our department have facilitated Camps (e.g., Women in Science and Engineering Girlz Camp, Summer Camps at the Florida Museum of Natural History, CPET Summer Quest Camp), conducted Teacher Training Workshops (e.g., Center for the Professional Education of Teachers and others like this one), hosted Boy and Girl Scout Events (e.g., Hosting groups at CTO, hosting a star gazing night, She’s a Scientist), participated in the Kennedy Space Center Star Party, and much more. For information about our Department’s activities or to inquire about a outreach possibilities, please see our Outreach Page or contact us.