Astronomy Club

Everybody is welcome!

What to expect ?

  • Guest speakers

The astronomy club has had multiple astronomers come and speak with us!

  • Movie nights

We will be hosting movie nights with snacks and beverages!

  • Events around campus

We will be having different events around campus such as nights under the stars, nights walks, and even using Physics department telescopes to view the stars!

Please contact:

  • Samuel Adler (sadler@mail.umw.edu), 
  • Sara Robinson (srobins5@mail.umw.edu), or
  • Alistair Andrulis (aandruli@mail.umw.edu)
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Why join?

In astronomy club, we learn and discuss the amazing events that happen in the sky above us and all over the universe! Learn about the constellations and how we use them in modern society as well as how ancient civilizations used them. Learn about astrophotography and how celestial objects are captured, and much more!

What is Astronomy?

Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects and phenomena and their evolution. Objects of interest include: planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and comets; while the phenomena include supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic microwave background radiation. More generally, all astronomical phenomena that originate Earth’s atmosphere are within the preview of astronomy.

Importance of Astronomy

Advanced technology has allowed us to observe more of our universe. we know, among stars, we belong somewhere. Observation of our universe gives us insight to our place in it, and has only benefited us. for example, if we never understood the physics of the earth and moon through astronomy, we would never have understood how to have artificial satellites that power most of modern communication.

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