Astronomy Corner

 

Eclipse 2017

Sun's corona observed during the 2017 Solar Eclipse. (Photographer: Arthur Sweeney, UD Astronomy Group)

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Eclipse 2017

Sunspots seen during the 2017 Solar Eclipse. (Photographer: Arthur Sweeney, UD Astronomy Group)

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Eclipse 2017

The "Diamond Ring Effect" seen as the moon's topography allows the sun's light to show through in some places but not others.

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Eclipse 2017

The UD mall packed with new freshmen, faculty, staff and friends to view the 2017 solar elipse

Eclipse 2017

President Keefe gazes at the eclipse with senior physics majors Keaton van Eck and Matt Nickel

Eclipse 2017

Projection of the eclipse using a UD telescope

Eclipse 2017

Dr. Jacob Moldenhauer shows students sun spots and moon surface features visible during an eclipse

Astronomy courses offered at the University of Dallas include:
  1. Introductory Astronomy - a Core Curriculum class that satisfies the physical science requirement.  
  2. Astrophysics, Astronomical Image Processing, and Astrophotography - These courses are usually taken by students with a background in physics and mathematics.  Talk to Dr. Richard Olenick if you are interested.

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