Terrapin Astronomical Society

Important Announcement: Room Change!

February 15, 2017

Come by CSS1113 at 6 pm today for a presentation on "How to be an Ally" from Ms. Maggie McAdam and Ms. Shreya Anand. We're looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Welcome Back Meeting Tomorrow!

January 24, 2017

Join us for our Welcome Back Meeting tomorrow, January 25. As always, there will be free pizza. Come by CSS 1220 tomorrow at 6 pm to find out what the AstroTerps will be up to this semester. We hope to see everyone there!

Meeting Today! Internship and Career Panel

November 30, 2016

The AstroTerps website has been on hiatus for a while, but our group is still quite active! Come by CSS 1220 today, November 30, at 6 pm for a panel discussion on internships and careers in astronomy and astronomy-related fields. We'll hear from our Presidents Emily Garhart and Mark Moretto as well as undergrad Dan Robinson and graduate student Sara Frederick. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

AstroTerps' President wins Chambliss Honorable Mention

January 2013

Congratulations to Steffi Yen, whose poster won a Chambliss Honorable Mention at the recent AAS meeting. Check out more information here!

AstroTerps at Spruce Knob and Green Bank, WV

June 2012

In June, Astroterps took a camping trip to Spruce Knob for stargazing and were also able to tour the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV. Check out more information and photos here!

AstroTerps at the National Air and Space Museum

April 2012

On April 21st, the Astroterps took an excursion to the National Air and Space Museum to assist in "Explore the Universe Day". The Astroterps answered questions for visitors and assisted younger visitors with constructing solar clocks. A great time was had by all! Check out the photos here!

AstroTerps Outreach

April 2012

Interested in teaching Astronomy to the general public? Check out the upcoming Night Sky Network events on the outreach page!

AstroTerps Observe Asteroid 22 Kalliope

February 2012

On February 7, 2012 the Astroterps took an excursion to the observatory to collect images of asteroid Kalliope and its satellite Linus. The Astroterps were able to discern a measurable difference between an unobscured Kalliope light curve, and one where Linus cast a shadow on its host. Read more...

AstroTerps Observe Asteroid 433 Eros

February 2012

On February 3, 2012 the Univeristy of Maryland AstroTerps bundled up and collected images of near-earth astreroid 433 Eros. On its closest approach to Earth in 45 years, AstroTerps caught Eros in the telescopes at the University of Maryland observatory and took images. Read more...

Spring Semester Talks

January 2012

The AstroTerps are excited to announce a wide variety of speakers from the astronomy and physics departments at the University of Maryland for this spring's lecture series. The first meeting will feature a talk by Professor Carter Hall on the LUX Dark Matter Experiment on February 1.

AstroTerps are recognized by NASA!

October 2011

The AstroTerps are now recognized by the NASA Night Sky Network, an initiative for educational public outreach for astronomy. If you are interested in particpating or having the AstroTerps hold an event for your class or group, read more.

AstroTerps Code Database

October 2011

Do you have computer science skills? Do you like to procrastinate important projects by doing less important fun ones? Use your procrastination for good!