Physics club to host community Star Party

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: UAF Ski Hut
<i>Photo courtesy of GALEX, JPL-Caltech, NASA</i><br> Community members can come to a Star Party to see the Andromeda Galaxy and other celestial phenomena on Nov. 18.
Photo courtesy of GALEX, JPL-Caltech, NASA
Community members can come to the Society of Physics Students’ UAF chapter’s Star Party on Nov. 18 to see the Andromeda Galaxy and other celestial phenomena.

A University of Alaska Fairbanks physics club will host a free Star Party from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 for the Fairbanks community. The UAF chapter of the Society of Physics Students will set up six powerful telescopes for people to view the Andromeda Galaxy, Uranus, the Ring Nebula, a white dwarf star and more.

“We decided to organize the Star Party after brainstorming ways in which we could promote a passion for physics and astronomy in the Fairbanks community,” said club president Riley Troyer. “Physics is awesome because it relates to almost everything we do in our daily lives.”

People should meet near the UAF Ski Hut, which is just north of where Tanana Loop and Koyukuk Drive intersect on campus. Students will serve hot chocolate and graham crackers while supplies last.

The event is weather dependent and will be cancelled it if it is too cloudy or snowing. The backup date is Dec. 2. Go to to check on the event status.

Donations are welcome and will be used to fund future outreach events.

For more information, contact Riley Troyer at