COVID-19 Response

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person outreach activities conducted by the AstroIllini have been suspended through summer 2019, including the annual summer camp. While we are disappointed to lose these in-person opportunities to interact with the CU community, there are still ways we can interact virtually! If you are interested in setting up a remote “Ask-an-Astronomer” session with one of our members, please contact us either through the webform or by emailing us directly at

Hello world!

Welcome the AstroIllini website!

The AstroIllini are a group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates from the UIUC Astronomy Department interested in conducting astronomy related Education and Public Outreach (EPO) both on the UIUC campus and in the surrounding Urbana-Champaign community. Events cover a wide range of audiences and ages, including visits to local schools, on-campus presentations, and events at local venues. Check out our Events Calendar for information on upcoming events.

We are always looking for new opportunities, so if you know of an event that you think would benefit from an astronomy themed demonstration, activity, or presentation, Contact Us to set something up.