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100th Anniversary of Steward Observatory Open House

Steward Observatory

Open House

Celebrating 100 year anniversary as a campus department

All activities free and open to the public.

VIP Access tickets available


Friday, February 16, 2018 6 – 9 PM

Saturday, February 17, 2018 10 am – 2 PM

933 N. Cherry Ave



Friday, February 16, 2018 6 – 9 PM

6:00 PM

Poster Exhibits


Stargazing: Ray White and Alvin Clark Telescopes – weather permitting

Pomenis Astrograph, Lobby

7:30 PM in Room N210

Lecture by Dr. Chris Impey, Associate Dean, College of Science,

Distinguished Professor of Astronomy

A Century of Astronomy Innovation at Steward Observatory



Saturday, February 17, 2018 10 am – 2 PM


10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Poster Exhibits

Solar Observing

Children Activities

Mirror lab Tours – advanced ticket purchase required (link here)


10:30 AM 2:00 PM

Scientific Talks in Room N210


10:30 AM

Buell Jannuzi, Welcome

Tom Fleming, The Birth of Astronomy in Southern Arizona


11:00 AM

Kaitlin Kratter, Exotica from the Edge of our Solar System


11:30 AM

George Rieke, Our Journey to the Mid-Infrared Instrument on JWST


12:00 PM

Jared Males, Adaptive Optics: The Key to Finding Life Outside our Solar System


12:30 PM

Marcia Rieke, JWST: Looking Back to the Beginning of Time


1:00 PM

Yancy Shirley, Where do Stars Come from? Studying Star Formation in the Milky Way


1:30 PM

Buell Jannuzi, The Next Generation of Ground-based Telescopes




$25 per person until Thursday February 15 (SOLD OUT)

Limited tickets available, purchase early

Provides reserved seating for all scientific talks

Complimentary Mirror Lab tour on Saturday, February 17, 2018

10% off all Steward Observatory merchandise


Nearest parking:  2nd Street or Cherry Ave garage – parking is free on Saturday