Open Houses/Public Observing Nights:

The winter 2015 Public Observing schedule has been posted here, where you can find more information about the times and locations of our open houses. We will also generally have a meeting the Thursday before an open house at 7 PM in 411 West Hall.

We have added an additional open house for Friday, April 17th. Students in astronomy classes who have yet to complete observing assignments are highly encouraged to attend, as this will be the last open house of the semester.

SAS and U of M Astronomy Swag:

Free Astronomy Tutoring:

SAS holds free tutoring sessions for 100 & 200-level astronomy students one night a week during the fall and winter terms. Unfortunately, tutoring is not offered during the Spring and Summer semesters. We can help you with your homework, labs, studying for exams, or just answer your general questions about astronomy. Please come with specific questions, as we can't do your entire homework set for you.

  • For answers to other questions and to schedule an alternate time for tutoring, please check the tutoring page.

  • For winter 2015, tutoring will take place on Wednesdays from 5:30 PM - 7 PM in 302 West Hall (Serpens Room).

SAS Meetings:

  • Meetings are held on in room 411 West Hall (fourth floor over the arch) and are generally at 7:00pm on Thursdays before scheduled open houses. These meetings are generally administrative in nature, but anyone is welcome to come if they would like to help plan astronomy events on campus such as the Public Open Houses at the Angell Hall Observatory, 100-level astronomy tutoring, public inreaches with local elementary/middle schools, observing trips for events such as meteor showers, eclipses, star parties, etc.

SAS is a member of the University Activities Center!

SAS is also a member of NASA's Night Sky Network