Texas Tech University

Astronight

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 7:30 PM and the activities and telescope viewing are drop-in from 8 until 10.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Friday, November 20th, starting at 7:30 Central

Speaker: Dr. Stella Kafka, Director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers will speak about variable stars.

Pandemic Format: Online on zoom.  If you go to this link, there will be a schedule posted as a PDF file early on the day of the event.  The schedule will also be posted on our facebook group.  We are intentionally making this a bit of work to reduce zoom bombing without requiring people to pre-register.  If we overflow our zoom capacity for talks, we will stream on facebook live, from the TTU Astronomy Public Events group.

Location and Parking Information (when things return to normal)

Under normal circumstances, 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

Contact

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

 

Department of Physics and Astronomy