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Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley) | Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720


Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley

Astro Night is UC Berkeley’s free stargazing and lecture event open to the public.

Held typically on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazings using our fleet of telescopes, including their 17-inch telescope located in their roof-top observatory, in addition to attending a lecture from one of their many researchers.

Members of their department will be on hand to answer your questions and tell you more about the going-ons in Campbell Hall.

Event Date & Stargazing Details May Change: Stargazing is dependent on weather conditions; lectures will always occur as scheduled.

2019 Astro Night Schedule

Below is the current Astro Night schedule; more dates to be added; abstracts are linked in the talk titles.

DATE LECTURE AND STARGAZING TIMES LECTURE
April 4th Talk: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stargazing: 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fatima Abdurrahman (UCB) – “Demystifying Black Holes”
May 2nd Talk: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stargazing: 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Ben Margalit (UCB) – “Who Ordered This? A Tale of Cold War Satellites, Microwave Ovens, and Little Green Men in the Story of Discovering the Unexpected”
June 6th Talk: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stargazing: 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sean Ressler: “How To Draw A Fuzzy Doughnut: A Portrait of The Largest Black Hole In The Milky Way”
July 11th Talk: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stargazing:  9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Dan Kasen (UCB) – “Explosions in the Sky”
August 1st Talk:  8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stargazing:  9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Josh Dillon – “Making the Largest-Ever 3D Maps of our Universe”
September 5th Talk:  7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stargazing:  8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Wren Suess (UCB) – “Galaxies Across Cosmic Time”
October 3rd Talk:  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stargazing:  8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Miguel Zumalacarregui (UCB) – “Gravitational Waves: Messengers from the Dark Universe”
November 7th Talk:  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stargazing:  8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Burkhard Militzer (UCB) – “When did Saturn Become the Lord of the Rings?”

Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Geek Event, Lectures & Workshops, Science & Technology
Address: Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

Thursday, August 1, 2019

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