Astronomy Club

A photo of equipment being used in the Sherzer Observatory.
 David Sitar works with the former telescope inside the Sherzer Secondary Observatory.
A photo of equipment being used in the Sherzer Observatory.

 David Sitar works with the former telescope inside the Sherzer Secondary Observatory.

An EMU student-based organization but welcoming to the public every week on select evenings at 7:00 p.m. during the fall and winter academic semesters, and on Monday evenings (see below) at 8:30 p.m. during Summer terms in Room 402 Sherzer, the Astronomy Lab. 

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!

Fall 2021 Astronomy Club Schedule:

* Astronomy Club activities have resumed in-person for Fall 2021! *

The student-based academic club resumed face-to-face meetings with University social meeting guidelines in place! The club meets on Monday evenings at 7pm in Room 402 Sherzer Hall Meetings have been open to the public, agenda TBA. The observatory was 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! Contact club advisor Norbert Vance [ [email protected] ] for information.

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