🍂🕸️🌙 Halloween Activities

join us for some spooky fun tonight with costumes (dress your best!) and a movie (the Thing, 1982) !

we’ll be meeting in our usual room (PRB 1080) at our usual time (6 pm)


another Halloween activity is happening this Saturday (10/29) in which we’ll carve pumpkins!

we’ll meet at the PRB Patio at 4 pm, and it’ll cost $12 to cover a pumpkin and carving tools for you 🎃


hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events!!

Since there are so many amazing events occurring this Thursday, and our official meeting is with SPS on Tuesday, we have postponed our game night. Instead, we encourage you to attend one, or all, of these events happening.

  • The Astronomy Colloquium is at 3:00 pm on Thursday featuring Pauline Barmby from Western University. She’ll be talking about nearby galaxies and their X-ray binaries. Her talk will describe recent studies of X-ray binaries in several nearby galaxies and what they tell us about dynamical interactions, stellar populations, galactic structure, and the physical processes occurring in compact objects. The webpage for the talk is https://astronomy.osu.edu/events/astronomy-colloquium-pauline-barmby.
  • Later, Astro Society has been invited to join the Interdisciplinary Resource for Innovative Students (IRIS) workshop at 6 pm that is looking at taking the idea of space tourism and working backward to determine the steps needed in order to make this vision become a reality. IRIS thought this could be a synergy opportunity between our clubs to combine our different skill sets towards this workshop put on by Dr. Staley, an OSU professor who teaches idealized design!
  • The STEAM Factory here at OSU will be hosting a Scientist Guess-Who at 8 pm. Play along to figure out the function of miscellaneous pieces of research equipment, test your skills at Q&A in a 20-questions style guessing game, and try to figure out the research focus of our mystery guests. The program will be hosted by a student comedian from Buckeye Standup Comedy and the mystery guests will be graduate students from various STEM programs at Ohio State! Registration has not opened yet.
There will be an impromptu game night this weekend, you can be on the lookout for it on our GroupMe.

Monthly Movie Nights with OSU Astronomy

The Ohio State Department of Astronomy presents Monthly Movie Nights: Science Fiction VS. Science Fact, where Anna Voelker (SciAccess and Making Space for All organizer) hosts a panel discussion with subject-matter experts who will help uncover the real science hidden within our favorite sci-fi filmsthis month, it’s Star Wars! Register for free here. Click the title or picture to visit the event page. This event will have ASL interpreting and live CART captioning. This will take place Wednesday, Sept. 30th at 8pm via zoom.

Astro Coffee!!

Galaxy in a coffee cupAstro Coffee is an informal morning free-for-all where students, postdocs, and faculty debate up-to-the-minute astronomical developments. Normally hosted in-person, Astro Coffee now happens via Zoom. These are great if you’re interested in learning what’s new in the Astronomy world. Feel free to join anytime.

WHEN: Weekdays @ 10:30am
WHERE: Online via Zoom (ask for password)

For more information, visit: Astro Coffee | Department of Astronomy

NEW Monthly Movie Nights

Monthly Movie Nights with OSU AstronomyWednesday, August 26th @ 8pm EDT!

The Ohio State Department of Astronomy is launching a new virtual outreach program—Monthly Movie Nights: Science Fiction VS. Science Fact. Each month, Anna Voelker (SciAccess and Making Space for All organizer) will host a panel discussion with subject-matter experts who will help uncover the real science hidden within our favorite sci-fi films! Join their second installment from 8:00-9:00 PM ET for a discussion on the film The Martian.
Register for free at osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CopbgXlyQN6wQoViR7PBdQ. Please see the attached flyer to learn more, or visit the event page astronomy.osu.edu/events/monthly-movie-nights-martian-science-fiction-vs-science-fact. There will be spoilers, so be sure to watch the movie beforehand! This event will have ASL interpreting and live CART captioning.

Virtual Involvement Fair

OSU Virtual Student Involvement Fair Sunday (August 23rd) from 4-7pm EDT!

Ohio State’s Student Involvement Fair is going virtual this semester! Visit online booths for different clubs, organizations, departments, and more this Sunday, August 23rd from 4-7pm EDT. Students can create a profile for the involvement fair at go.osu.edu/sif and find info on how to create their profile, how to navigate the fair, FAQs, and more. The fair is being hosted at osu.campusgroups.com and opens up on Sunday.

Astro Society will be there! Search for ‘Astronomical Society’ during the fair to find our booth. During the fair, we will be hosting a Zoom meeting for people to ask questions and have discussions with us! If you’d like to join, you can find the Zoom link at our booth or click here. If you’d like to join Astro Society on CampusGroups, visit osu.campusgroups.com/8744/club_signup

Weekly Astronomy Webinars

Weekly Astronomy Webinars:

Tune in every Thursday at 3pm ET for an episode of a new astronomy webinar! Called Making Space for All, this series will feature the work of underrepresented scientists and students in the astrophysics community. Join Anna Voelker (OSU’s Coordinator of Astronomy Outreach) as she conducts these public Q&A sessions and interviews.

The first episode will aired on zoom on April 2nd. It featured Dr. Ami Choi, who discussed dark matter. Use this link to join the webinar via zoom. Here’s the direct url: https://osu.zoom.us/j/770313187

The series is brought to you by OSU’s Department of Astronomy, CCAPP, and SciAccess. Check out the images below for more information.