Ryerson Astronomical Society

 

The Ryerson Astronomical Society, the U of C's undergrad astronomy group, holds meetings most Mondays at 8pm in Ryerson 358. Everyone in the University community is welcome at these short lectures aimed at a general audience. Observing in the Society's 100-year-old observatory is held after meetings and also on Thursdays, 8-10pm, weather permitting.

If the door to Ryerson is locked, you can enter through the main (south) door of Eckhart and cross over to Ryerson on the second floor.

More information about the Society and our meetings, including information about signing up for our mailing list, can be found on our website:

http://astro.uchicago.edu/RAS/

 


RAS MEETING SCHEDULE SPRING 2006

Week

Date

Speaker

Title

1st27 marNO MEETING
2nd03 aprSteven Lucy [R]Beginner's Guide to Practical Astronomy
3rd10 aprDean W. Armstrong [R]Interplanetary Dust
4th17 aprTBAYerkes Observatory
5th24 aprAndy Puckett [G]Distant Minor Planets in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
6th01 mayDon York [F]Xian: A Detector Astronomical Transients
7th08 mayNathan Hearn [F]Galaxy Collisions: Structure Evolution and Star Formation
8th15 mayKatie de Boer [R]Black holes and the information paradox
9th22 mayFabian Schmidt [G]The mystery of cosmic rays
10th29 mayMOVIE NIGHT -- LOCATION TBA
FIN5 junNO MEETING

[R] = RAS member, [U] = other undergrad, [F] = faculty/postdoc, [G] = grad student, [O] = other