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About Us
is made up of undergraduate students from Columbia and Barnard with a genuine interest in astronomy and who want to engage with other astronomy students, the department here at Columbia and the community at large. We welcome undergrads that are majoring in Astronomy/Astrophysics, other science disciplines, or people who simply have an interest in the subject.

Nov 1, 2011

Three Public Events Coming Soon

Live Forum: Fabric of the Cosmos
Wednesday, Nov. 2nd at 9pm
Miller Theatre, Dodge Hall
Premiere broadcast of the first episode of NOVA’s The Fabric of the Cosmos, followed immediately by a live Q&A hosted by Brian Greene, with special guests including renowned theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind and Saul Perlmutter, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. If you don't have tickets there will be a standby line or you can watch on-line.

Captain Cook and the Cosmic Yardstick
Friday, Nov. 4th at 7pm
Pupin 301 and Rooftop
Public Lecture by visiting Professor Martin Hendry on the topic of the first observations of Venus passing in front of the Sun (in 1769 on the other side of the world) and how it led to our determination of the distance to the Sun.  As usual this event will be accompanied by stargazing if the weather cooperates.

Sidewalk Astronomy
Monday, Nov. 7th at 7pm
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Plaza
Columbia students bring astronomy to the sidewalks of New York City for passersby to stop for a minute and take in the moon through a telescope. This event is weather permitting and will try for Tuesday if Monday doesn't work out.

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