Astronomy On Tap
Astronomy on Tap events are aimed at presenting topics in astronomy to the public in an engaging, accessible, and entertaining environment. Although started in New York, events are now hosted around the country by local research and education institutions. The Urbana-Champaign satellite events take place every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6pm in Pizza M (map). Additional information about upcoming events can be found on the Facebook page.
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Observatory Open House
On the 1st Friday of each month, the University of Illinois Astronomical Society holds free open houses at the campus observatory (map). Visitors have the opportunity to gaze through the original 12″ refracting telescope, as well as several smaller scopes. In addition, astronomers will be on hand in the observatory to answer questions and discuss astronomy related topics. Additional information about these events can be found here. If it is cloudy, there will not be observing, but there will still be activities inside the observatory.