WELCOME TO THE ASTRONOMY CLUB @ TEXAS STATE

 

The Astronomy Club consists of a diverse range of degree backgrounds. We dedicate our time exploring the night sky, education outreach, and camping.

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PUBLIC OBSERVATION

Bi-weekly every Wednesday at the Supple Science Building 4th floor.

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CAMPOUTS

From the University campsite to rural Kansas we will always choose to camp "under the stars". Follow us on Facebook for upcoming trips.

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EDUCATION OUTREACH

Interested in having an introductory astronomy lesson at your school? Contact us below

Lunar Viewing at McDonald Observatory

Lunar Viewing at McDonald Observatory

SSE Member Javier Espinosa observing the moon at the McDonald Observatory 2022 Trip.

McDonald Observatory Group Trip

McDonald Observatory Group Trip

The Astronomy Club was able to take 15 members to the McDonald Observatory for 3 days during Spring Break 2022

Spring 2022 Movie Night Menu

Spring 2022 Movie Night Menu

Member, Evan Jellison, posing with our Spring 2022 Movie Night specialty drink menu.

TXST Observatory by Navid Hemmati

TXST Observatory by Navid Hemmati

Image taken by Navid Hemmati at 2020 Observatory night.

Fall 2021 Movie Night

Fall 2021 Movie Night

Fall 2021 Movie Night at the Observatory, showing "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Observatory Night

Observatory Night

Our faculty advisor, Dr. Rangelov, having a blast at an observatory night

2019 Blue Hole Star Party

2019 Blue Hole Star Party

Image taken by A. Eli Cohen. 2019 Blue Hole Star Party in Wimberley, Texas showcasing one of our telescopes.

Observatory Movie Night

Observatory Movie Night

Member, Emely Wiebe, choosing what to drink at the 2021 Observatory Movie Night.

McDonald Observatory

McDonald Observatory

10-second long-exposure shot at the McDonald Observatory 2022 trip. Taken by Alan Martinez.

Sunset at Observatory

Sunset at Observatory

Taken by Kayley Green-Tooney. Sunset at Texas State University Observatory.

Fall 2021 Observatory Cleanup

Fall 2021 Observatory Cleanup

The Fall 2021 Observatory Cleanup Crew.

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Gravity Well Demo

Club Treasurer Evan Jellison showcasing our Gravity Well demonstration at an Austin STEM Fair

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Blood Moon

Taken by Evan Jellison at Texas State Observatory using a 12 inch Dobsonian telescope.

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Bobcat Build 2019

Astronomy Club members partnered with the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and the Society of Women in Physics (SWiP) to better improve the San Marcos area with Bobcat Build

Telescopes

Telescopes

Club Secretary, Ciana Pike, aligning our 6-inch Celestron telescope.

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Moon

Taken by Evan Jellison at the Texas State University Observatory

Spring 2022 Movie Night Crew

Spring 2022 Movie Night Crew

Treasurer, Erika Marentes and member, Roy Dominguez staffing the Spring 2022 Movie Night viewing of Spaceballs.

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Laser Demo

Astronomy club members Matthew Hartmann and Claire Miller presenting our laser demo at an Austin STEM Fair.

Sights & Sounds Group Photo #1

Sights & Sounds Group Photo #1

Astronomy Club members at Sights & Sounds of Christmas 2019.

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Sights & Sounds Group Photo #2

Astronomy Club table at Sights & Sounds of Christmas 2019.

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WiSE Conference 2018

Spring 2018 WiSE Conference.

16-inch Dobsonian

16-inch Dobsonian

Our 16-inch Dobsonian, with our founding President, Michael Sanchez for scale.

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Dobsonian Telescope

Dr. Blagoy Rangelov and president Kayley Green-Tooney presenting our 12 inch dobsonian telescope at the observatory.

2019 Blue Hole Star Party

2019 Blue Hole Star Party

Image taken by A. Eli Cohen. 2019 Blue Hole Star Party in Wimberley, Texas. Showcasing one of our telescopes.

Sights & Sounds Gravity Well Demo

Sights & Sounds Gravity Well Demo

Astronomy Club members demonstrating the gravity well at Sights & Sounds of Christmas 2019.

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Jupiter

Taken by Matthew Hartmann.

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Texas State Observatory

The observatory is located on the roof of the Supple Science Building at Texas State University.

Moon

Moon

By Evan Jellison. Taken at Texas State University Observatory.

CONTACT US

Thanks for your interest in the Astronomy Club. Get in touch with any questions or comments regarding our work.

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Address:

601 University Drive San Marcos TX United States 78666

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