International Year of Astronomy Events


2009 has been declared the International Year of Astronomy. This is a global effort initiated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day- and night-time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery. IYA events are happening all over the world in 2009, and Rhodes is excited to participate with events listed on this page.




Spring Semester Events



February 6 (if clouds on Feb. 6, rescheduled for Feb. 7)

Rhodes Observatory Open House

March 6 (if clouds on March 6, rescheduled for March 7)

Rhodes Observatory Open House

April 1
7:00pm, Hardie Auditorium

Peyton Rhodes Physics Lecture
AStudy in Scarlet: The Spitzer Space Telescope View of the Triangulum Galaxy

April 1-30

"From the Earth to the Universe" exhibit at Memphis Central Library

 July 30 (if clouds, rescheduled for July 31)

 Moon Madnes 2009! Observatory Open House to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. 8:00-11:00pm, Rhodes Observatory