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Solar Eclipse at UCI
08/21/2017
Over 2,000 people came to UCI to view the solar eclipse. See the KTLA Channel 5 report here.
Solar Eclipse
08/21/2017
Residents of the Northern Hemisphere will be treated to a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug 21, 2017. From Irvine, the eclipse begins a little after 9:00am and lasts until just before 12:00 noon, and...
07/22/2013
High school students Samantha Hurtado and Ivan Lomeli are spending their summer at UC Irvine researching open star clusters. “By finding the distance, age and chemical composition, you can begin to...
07/21/2013
On a barren hill overlooking the sweeping Irvine landscape, the UC Irvine Observatory sits isolated from city lights, its telescopes and visitors' eyes trained on the stars.   "You don't have to go...
05/23/2013
The next time you are outside on a clear, moonless night, take the time to look up. Now think about what you are seeing. Our planet has spun to block out the sun, revealing a vista of the nearby...
05/13/2013
Tammy Smecker-Hane, director of the UC Irvine Observatory and associate professor of astronomy, is leading the charge to build a new planetarium and observatory on about an acre nearby the university...
05/08/2013
One of college student Jessica Walker’s favorite childhood memories is when her family would get up in the middle of the night to go see an astronomical event. “There’s a meteor shower, get in the...
06/05/2012
At L.A.'s Griffith Observatory, at the UC Irvine Observatory and across the Southland, gawkers gathered Tuesday afternoon to witness Venus move like a small black dot across the face of the sun....
05/18/2012
The moon rolled in front of the solar disk Sunday evening, turning the sun into a thin crescent as it sank in the west. The partial, or “annular,” eclipse peaked about 6:30 p.m., well before sunset....
10/28/2010
Stand on a shoreline three billion years in Earth’s future, and the view is heart-stopping: the sky is swallowed up by the enormous Andromeda galaxy, closing in for its collision with our own Milky...