The UB SEDS Astronomy group is focused on viewing, understanding, and sharing the beauty of the stars. The Astronomy group uses the club’s telescopes when weather permits, and also organizes other events including planetarium visits.
Astronomy events are announced on our social media pages, website, and at general meetings as they are planned.
Please contact Owen Langrehr at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about Astronomy.
On October 14th we held an astronomy event to observe the moon through the telescope. The moon was full and at perigee on the 16th, so it was quite a view! Below are photos of the event.
On Sunday, September 27, we were able to view the lunar eclipse. Although occasionally cloudy, the views were good for most of the night! We had an awesome turnout of well over 100 students to look through the telescopes!
On October 23, 2014, a partial solar eclipse was visible from UB shortly before sunset. UB-SEDS set up our hydrogen-alpha telescope and used our solar filter to watch it.
On Sunday, 3/27/11, UB-SEDS held a solar observing event outside the Student Union. We set up our Celestron C10-NGT with a solar filter, and were able to observe over 10 sunspots on a sunny Buffalo afternoon. Below are some images we took of the sun.
Also, check out this Facebook Photo from the University at Buffalo Student Experience.
On Wednesday, 2/23/11, UB-SEDS held an astronomy event. We set up our Celestron C10-NGT in the Special Events Field outside the Student Union and observed the Orion Nebula. Below are some afocal pictures we took of the Orion Nebula.
On Thursday, October 7, UB-SEDS held an astronomy observing event in the Special Events Field across from the Student Union. We set up our Celestron C10-NGT telescope, and were joined by members’ telescopes and a 12″ Dobsonian brought by a member of the Buffalo Astronomical Assosciation. We were able to observe Jupiter, including Io entering occulation, and the Great Red Spot. We also were able to view other objects such as the Andromeda Galaxy.
Below are a few pictures of the event, including afocal images of Jupiter.
UB-SEDS held an astronomy observing event on Monday, 9/20/10. We set up our Celestron C10-NGT reflecting telescope in the special events field across from the Student Union, and were joined by a few members of the Buffalo Astronomical Assosciation who brought a 4″ refracting telescope. We were able to observe Jupiter, which was at opposition that night, bringing it closer to earth than it will be until 2022.
On Saturday, August 28, UB-SEDS held its first astronomy viewing event of the semester. We set up our C10-NGT telescope along with a member’s refractor in the Special Events Field outside the Student Union. Below are a few pictures taken by our members of the moon and Jupiter.
These are some of the pictures taken by UB-SEDS members during an Astronomy event on the night of April 29th, 2010. The telescope was set up in the Special Events Field across from the Student Union and we were able to use our CCD imaging camera to capture the moon.