Category Archives: Astronomy

Astronomy

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 owen.langrehr@ubseds.org with questions about Astronomy.

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Astronomy Event: 10/7/10

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.

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Astronomy Observing Event: Monday, 9/20/10

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.

 

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Astronomy Viewing Event

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.

 

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