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Astronomy Students Association

About ASA

Statement of Purpose

Astronomy Students Association (ASA) is founded on the principle of spreading interest in astronomy. Our goal is to promote astronomy and to flourish throughout the university as a learning community. For astronomy majors, we also serve as an academic resource in promoting departmental opportunities and events.

ASA Membership

Although some of our members are also astronomy majors, there is no real need to be. Membership is casual. There are no dues or fees. All University of Texas students are eligible for ASA membership -- just come to a meeting!

If you are not a student or faculty member at the University of Texas and you still want to check out a local astronomy organization, you may want to check out the Austin Astronomical Society.

ASA Activities

Meetings

Meetings are held every Wednesday at 5:30 PM in RLM 15.216B (the only classroom on the 15th floor) during the Fall and Spring Semesters. If you're interested in Astronomy, feel free to stop by!

Guest Speakers

From time to time, ASA hosts guest speakers from various fields to talk about current research or topics of general interest. Check for flyers around RLM or join our mailing list (see below) to receive information about when we will have speakers.

Elementary and Secondary Schools

ASA works with local teachers and organizers on astronomy and space science presentations. ASA can go to a school during for regular class time visits or a private event for evening "eyes-on" sessions with telescopes to let students (and teachers) actually see what they have been reading about. We can also host large groups here at the University. For more information, contact our Presidents via email at utexasastronomy@gmail.com.

Recreational Observing

To get away from classes for a while, we take a short trip out to a dark site at least once a semester to do some just-for-fun astronomy with portable telescopes. Come by a meeting to find out more. Join our mailing list (see below) to receive information about when we will have observing activities.

We conclude the school year with a trip to the university's own McDonald Observatory located in Fort Davis, Texas. For more information about this prized wing of campus, click here.

Society of Physics Students

The Society of Physics Students are awesome people and work closely with ASA! Check them out!

Mailing List

Join the ASA mailing List!

Send an email to utexasastronomy@gmail.com with your name and major!