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Fall 2021 Commencement

Coleman Coliseum 1201 Coliseum Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL

Find ceremony details on the UA Commencement website.

Total Lunar Eclipse May 2022

Gallalee Hall Rooftop Observatory Gallalee Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama Department of Physics and Astronomy invites you to come watch the upcoming Total Lunar Eclipse with us using the 16" telescope on the roof of Gallalee Hall! The event is free and open to the public. Partial eclipse begins at 9:29 pm, totality lasts from 10:29-11:59.  Doors will open at 9

Colloquium – Atreya Acharyya – Astronomy at the Highest Photon Energies

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL

Speaker: Dr.Atreya Acharyya (University of Alabama) Astronomy at the Highest Photon Energies Abstract: Most astronomical telescopes observe thermal radiation. However, this does not include the most energetic gamma-rays photons, produced by large particle accelerators in space, which also act as tracers for cosmic-ray sources. While gamma-rays can be observed using space-based detectors, their relatively small

Colloquium – Leandro e Silva – Co-formation of the Milky Way’s thin and thick discs

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL

Speaker: Dr. Leandro Beraldo e Silva (University of Michigan) Title: Co-formation of the Milky Way's thin and thick discs Abstract: Thin disc stars are younger than thick disc stars on average, and some models predict the thin disc to start forming only after the thick disc has formed, around 10 Gyr ago. According to these

Special Colloquium – Hunter Waite – Exploration of Jupiter and the Galilean Moons

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL

Speaker: Dr. Hunter Waite Jr. (NASA, SwRI) Title: Jupiter and the Galilean Moons: The Ongoing NASA Juno Mission to Jupiter and Future Exploration of Europa by the NASA Clipper Mission Abstract: New results and future plans for planetary missions exploring the Jupiter system will be presented. Juno has been exploring the system for several years