Department of Physics and Astronomy News

Eclipse 2017: What You Need to Know About Safety

T minus 18 days. On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.

Community Invited to Prepare for Total Eclipse at UT’s Solar Sun Day July 23

Next month, one of the most amazing celestial sights will pass through East Tennessee. The community is invited to attend UT’s Solar Sun Day to prepare for viewing the total eclipse. The event will be held 3 to 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, July 23, on the roof of the Nielsen Physics Building, 1408 Circle Drive.

Eclipse 2017: Everything You Need to Know

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path that is 2,500 miles long and 70 miles wide, from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.

Saturday Morning Physics Reviews Quantum Mechanics

UT’s Department of Physics and Astronomy presents the ninth installment of the Saturday Morning Physics lecture series this Saturday, April 22, with Assistant Professor Steven Johnston presenting “Studying Quantum Mechanics with Light and Computers.”

‘Ask a Physicist’ Facebook Live Event to Feature Neutron Stars April 12

The Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an “Ask a Physicist” Facebook Live question and answer session at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, on the department’s Facebook page. Physicists Andrew Steiner and Jun Han will discuss neutron stars, the second most compact objects in the universe.