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Astronight is a new monthly public outreach event. Come join the TTU Physics & Astronomy department for an evening of exploration and discovery! Astronight events happen rain or shine and feature:

  • A short and accessible general-audiences talk by a TTU scientist or special guest.
  • Physics and astronomy activities for scientists of all ages.
  • Telescope Viewing (weather permitting).

Talks begin at 8 PM and the activities and telescope viewing are drop-in from 8 until 10.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Friday, November 8th

Speaker: Dr. Joseph Romano - Gravitational Waves

Friday, September 20

Speaker: Manuel Pichardo Marcano - A Trip through the Milky Way

Spring 2019 Schedule

Friday, February 8th

Speaker: Dr. Tom Maccarone - Astronomy from Space

Friday, March 8th

Speaker: Dr. Dario Carbone - A Journey Through the Solar System: Paying a Visit to Our Cosmic Neighbors

Friday, April 12th

Speaker: Dr. Liliana Rivera Sandoval

Fall 2020 Schedule

Friday, February 28th

Speaker: Prof. Tom Maccarone - From GPS to Leap Years: Astronomers as the World's Timekeepers

Location and Parking Information

Astronight is held on the TTU Campus in the Science Building. Talks are held in Room 007 (big lecture hall in the basement level) and the activities are held in the 1st-floor lab rooms. Telescope viewing is outside on the south side of the building. 

Special event parking begins at 7:30 PM in lots R07, R08, and the Engineering Key. After 8 PM, most parking lots on campus are open, except where stated otherwise by signage.

Event and Parking map

Google Map


Questions, contact Dr. Tom Maccarone at thomas.maccarone@ttu.edu or 806-834-3760


Department of Physics and Astronomy