The U of U Department of Physics and Astronomy conducts free public Star Parties every CLEAR Wednesday night on the roof of the South Physics Building at the University of Utah. Spring and fall hours begin at 8:00 pm. During winter, star parties will begin at 7:00 pm. In the summer, the observatory will be open at 9:00 pm. We will also hold Solar Parties during summer months that will be held usually on a Wednesday at a time preceding a public star party. Those days will be posted on this website’s calendar so return for updates.
We give tours and star parties for scout groups and other public groups on weekdays and Saturdays (except Wednesdays). The tours and star parties are subject to weather and availability. Questions concerning these can be directed to our email [email protected] We now have telescopes available for travelling to off-campus locations for star parties. These are considered per-request and are left to the discretion of the observatory staff.
Be sure to sign our guest log while you are enjoying the sky to be a part of the observatory’s history and to help track attendance.
The current Star Party conductors and volunteer are Paul Ricketts, Cierra Blair, and Thad Roberts. If you have any questions about star parties please contact them at [email protected] If you would like to be included in Paul’s astronomy newsletter, use the same email as above with your name and the email you wish to receive it at.
For more information on The University of Utah Astronomy Club and to become a member, please email [email protected] If you would like to join, please send your name, email address, major and year (for students), and if you would like, your telephone number. Meeting times will be placed on the calendar. A separate web page is up at UUAC for the club.
UOU vs. Stanford!
Utah is the nation’s attendance leader in women’s gymnastics, averaging over 11,000 fans per meet for the past 20 years, including an NCAA record 14,213 average a year ago, when Utah became the first team other than basketball to win a women’s collegiate season attendance title.
While Utah will officially begin its Pac-12 membership next year, the gymnastics program has a long and storied history with the conference. Utah has competed against Pac-10 schools 337 times in its 35-year history, building a 291-43-3 record against them. Utah (9) and UCLA (6) have combined to win 15 of the 29 NCAA Gymnastics Championships to date. Utah has 10 national titles total, including the 1981 AIAW Championship, while UCLA is the defending NCAA Champion.
This season, Utah’s 11-meet regular season schedule includes competitions against five Pac-10 schools (UCLA, Stanford, Arizona State, Washington and Oregon State).
The Wasatch Avian Education Society (W.A.E.S.) and Shahravar are pleased to announce Belly Dance for the Birds, a Middle Eastern dance showcase and fundraiser for avian education along the Wasatch Front on Saturday, April 30th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the UOU Post Theater.
Enjoy some of Utah’s top professional belly dancers including Shahravar and her students including Susan Kelly, president of W.A.E.S. along with shimmering veils, singing cymbals, sharp swords and a fantastic variety of inspiring performances.
There will also be a silent auction for an assortment of gift baskets, gift certificates, and artwork by local artists.
Wasatch Avian Education Society is a registered nonprofit organization in the State of Utah, located in the Salt Lake City area. 2011 marks the 17th year of service to the community and the exotic birds that are so much a part of our lives. They are dedicated to the study and keeping of birds, with an emphasis on having parrots as pets. They also offer rescue and adoption services.
Shahravar will be celebrating her 20th year in Belly Dance! She began studying and performing Middle-Eastern Dance styles in 1991. Her dance background includes Egyptian Cabaret, Turkish, American Tribal, Saudi Folk, Khallegy, Tunisian, and Lebanese Debke line dances. She began teaching in 1993. She’s a founding and current member of Habibi Habibi, a professional Middle Eastern style dance troupe. Shahravar also created the Shah Sitara Collaborative in 2005. In 2009, she was awarded “Best Fusion Belly Dance” by City Weekly. She now teaches a variety of classes throughout the Salt Lake Valley and opened her Urban Gawazii Belly Dance studio in 2009.
Tickets for the event are $10.00 and will be available at www.slcbellydance.com, www.wasatchavian.com/specialevent.html or at the door the night of the show. All proceeds go to Wasatch Avian Education Society..
Post Theater (University of Utah, 245 South Fort Douglas Boulevard, Bldg 636)
Red Butte Garden celebrates Halloween with the annual Garden After Dark, an outdoor, kid-friendly night of activities, crafts, storytellers and more.
The event takes place in the evenings in the Garden – with lit pathways, craft stations, fire barrels, pumpkin painting, face painting…kids wear costumes. The theme each year is nature and culture based.
3rd & 4th Week of October
RED BUTTE GARDEN
300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
“A holiday card come to life!” —NY Daily News
The classic Christmas movie has been turned into a lavish holiday spectacle for the whole family to enjoy—an all-singing, all-dancing evening of theatre that includes some of Irving Berlin’s greatest songs, including Blue Skies, Sisters, I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, and of course, White Christmas.
Based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank. Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by David Ives and Paul Blake.
Lincoln Elementary School and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts have creatively collaborated to creat the exhibit ‘Community: Eat, Work, Play.’ With the guidance of UMFA educators, the students have created large scale murals that will be displayed in the education gallery at the museum.
A disfigured musical genius hides in the depths of the Paris Opera House. What could he want? What is his dark secret? The singers, dancers and musicians of award-winning Vox Lumiere combine new music, theater and the classic Lon Chaney silent film to uncover the mysteries of the Phantom in an explosive entertainment experience that brings this silent movie masterpiece to life!