Astronomy Club

    Astronomy Club President Miles Mercier works with the 9.25" imaging telescope inside the Sherzer Secondary Observatory.

Astronomy Club President Miles Mercier works with the 9.25" imaging telescope inside the Sherzer Secondary Observatory.

    Astronomy Club President Miles Mercier works with the 9.25" imaging telescope inside the Sherzer Secondary Observatory.

Astronomy Club President Miles Mercier works with the 9.25" imaging telescope inside the Sherzer Secondary Observatory.

 

Come see the wonders of the universe through Eastern Michigan University's 10-inch apochromatic refractor telescope and via computerized telescopes on our scenic observation deck.  On clear meeting nights, the observatory will be opened to stargaze. On cloudy nights, presentations or planetarium shows may be held indoors. Dress for Michigan weather just in case the sky happens to be clear!

 

Summer 2022 Astronomy Club Schedule:

The student-based academic club has resumed face-to-face meetings with University social meeting guidelines in place! The club meets on select Tuesday evenings at 8:30pm in Room 402 Sherzer Hall Meetings have been open to the public, agenda TBA. The observatory is also scheduled to be open, IF clear, to coincide with these meetings. Any interested student is encourage to attend! Call 734.487.3033 to verify if we're open for observing.  If someone answers, odds are we are in business. Meetings and public open house hours at the observatory are free! Sherzer Observatory and the planetarium sphere are two of the coolest, most unique venues on campus!

Current Schedule:
May Dates:
Tuesday - May 24th - Waning Crescent (First Regular Meeting for the Summer)

June Dates:
Thursday - June 2nd - Waxing Crescent
Thursday- June 23rd - Waning Crescent

July Dates:
Tuesday - July 5th - Waxing Crescent
Thursday - July 21st - Waning Crescent

August Dates:
Tuesday - August 2nd - Waxing Crescent
Thursday - August 18th - Third Quarter 

Current Club Officers:
President: Miles Mercier    [email protected]
Vice President: Rosie Friend     [email protected]
Secretary: Marie Snider     [email protected]
Treasurer: Nathan Guerra    [email protected]
Member at Large: Hanna Popofski    [email protected]
Faculty Advisor: Professor Norbert Vance   [email protected]

 

  Instagram: @emu_astroclub     

  Remind: Text this message "@emuas" to the number (587) 316-1060   

These are for updates, meeting reminders, and we will send out messages on these platforms saying when we're in the observatory!

Computer station

Sherzer Secondary Observatory Control Station in the Bob Justin Archive Room

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