University of Utah Department of Physics and Astronomy
Bringing The Universe to U!
We are the AstonomUrs Outreach Group. We provide star parties, presentations, demonstrations, solar viewing, dark sky assistance, astronomy training, and telescope training to all groups of the state of Utah and beyond. You'll find us all over from Bear Lake to the Goosenecks. Feel free to contact us for information regarding how we can help K-12, astronomy clubs, cities, parks, universities, and other educational groups. We're housed out of the South Physics Observatory at the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Utah. All our educational and public efforts are free of charge. We do accept tax deductible donations to support our efforts.
We have telescopes available to bring to your school, park, city event, etc. backed by experienced astronomers and students from the University Of Utah. Depending on the size of your group, we can schedule up to seven telescopes (if we have the availability) for the event ranging from 8" to 24" in diameter. Although we reserve the 24" for very large groups considering the time and effort required to transport it and set it up. Solar telescopes are also available to view safely during the day time for school groups and others. These include white light filters for exceptional sunspot viewing and H-alpha telescopes for prominences, flares, faculae, and filaments.
We have built a list of presentations that can be catered to most ages and groups. The list includes topics such as black holes, cosmology, stars, our Sun, planets, and more. Physics demos are also available for gravity, electricity, waves, energy, and more.
Feel free to contact us if you don't see something on the list that you'd like to learn or have for your classes and groups. We can develop new presentations and demos to fit your needs and can follow Utah State Core guidelines to help your classroom experience.
Star parties and presentations can be given to private groups but we ask for a donation to our department to help fund our free outreach for the community.
Questions, requests, and comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.