Informal Science Ed

Informal science education from IU Astronomy

Our informal science education activities appeal to young and not-so-young alike. We’re proud to offer a range of activities for everyone interested in astronomy. Visit us for a Kirkwood Observatory Open Night, attend an Edmondson Lecture, join us at Science Fest, or just follow us on Twitter.

Star Trak

IU Astronomy is proud to host Hal Kibbey’s monthly Star Trak column reviewing what’s up in the night sky. Follow what’s happening with the planets and celestial current events.

Read the latest column

Frank K. Edmondson public lecture

The Frank K. Edmondson Annual Public Lecture in Astronomy honors long-time faculty member Frank K. Edmondson, an pioneer in public education in astronomy.

Learn more about the Frank K. Edmondson Public Lecture

Science Fest

Astronomy loves to participate in the annual Science Fest hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences. Find out what we’re planning for this year’s event!

Learn more about Science Fest

*During Science Fest, Astronomy puts up our Solar System Walk which brings our solar system to campus.

Solar System Walk Instructions