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Upcoming Dates Lecturer Lecture Topic
Friday, September 18, 2020 Dr. Vicki Sarajedini - Florida Atlantic University

The Search for Supermassive Black Holes

Friday, October 23, 2020 TBA  TBA
Friday, November 13, 2020 Dr. Bonnie Buratti - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 Pluto at Last! And Beyond...

Friday, January 15, 2021 TBA


Friday, February 19, 2021 TBA  TBA
Friday, March 26, 2021 Dr. Bharat Ratra - Kansas State University  TBA


Public Talk November 13, 2020

Dr. Bonnie Buratti JPL

Pluto at Last!, and beyond...


Public Lecture at 7pm (via Zoom)

Observations from 8pm - 11pm via Zoom from the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Please join us on Zoom for the Astronomical Observatory Open House nights. These free events allow the campus community and members of the general public of all ages to view the night sky through the Observatory's telescopes, ask questions, and learn about our universe. Weather permitting, celestial objects will be visible through a collection of 6-inch telescopes and through our 1-meter telescope from within the large dome.

There are several open house events during the fall and spring semesters hosted by ERAU's student Amateur Astronomy Club. Events are on selected Friday nights (see above). A public lecture is hosted at 7pm just before the Astronomy Open House. Observations will follow from 8pm to 11pm.

Observe the night sky remotely from one-meter class telescopes in Arizona, Chile and the Canary Islands.

Astronomy Open House nights are proudly sponsored and supported by: Embry-Riddle Observatories, Amateur Astronomy Club, and the Daytona Beach Campus Department of Physical Sciences.

Donations kindly accepted:

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