the sun, close up, with tiny planet Mercury visible in front of it

The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts free, open-to-the-public viewings of astronomical events such as the May 9, 2016, transit of Mercury. Here, Mercury is seen in silhouette as it transits the face of the sun. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

IceCube neutrino observatory
Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics

January 18

The UA physics department will host a regional conference for 200+ physics majors targeted at advancing women in physics.

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Jupiter, with one moon visible
Astronomy Public Observing: Lunar Eclipse

January 20 @ 8:30 pm
Gallalee Hall Rooftop Observatory

Lunar Eclipse observing led by Dr. Keel.

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a large, round, colorful machine
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium – Spring 2019 – Batell

January 23 @ 3:30 pm
227 Gallalee Hall

Dr. Brian Batell will give a colloquium on Portals to the Dark Sector.

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Jupiter, with one moon visible
Astronomy Public Observing Night

January 31 @ 7:00 pm
Gallalee Hall Rooftop Observatory

Dr. Jeremy Bailin will lead observing of the Orion Nebula and star clusters.

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