An Evening Under the Stars

Photos submitted by Dr. Salomón Itzá on 5/18/2015.

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On the last evening in April, students in Dr. Itza's class hosted a "star-gazing night" on the campus mall. People who stopped in were able to look through the University telescopes at Earth's moon and the Galilean moons, at the planets Venus and Jupiter, and at the star Arcturus, a red giant located about 36.7 light years away from earth.

Although the telescopes weren't set up for astrophotography, it was still possible to hold up a camera to the eyepiece and capture images like this one, of like Earth's moon!