High School Students

Explore the birth and death of stars, killer asteroids, the structure of the universe, dark energy, dark matter, colliding galaxies & more!

Meet with astronomers over coffee and food • Try computer programs astronomers use • Hear the latest news • Work with actual data

The program is free. Please sign up for the Teen Astronomy Café Program to reserve your spot.

First Saturday of every month
October through December & February through May
9:30am - 12pm
National Optical Astronomy Observatory
On the University of Arizona Campus
950 N. Cherry Ave.
Room 27

The next café takes place on March 3, 2018

Dara Norman
Island Universes
with Dr. Dara Norman

Upcoming cafés:


  • Ekta Patel:
    Galactic Archaeology: from Little to Big

  • Dr. Knut Olsen:
    Our Galactic Neighborhood

Explore the birth and death of stars, killer asteroids, the structure of the universe, gravitational lenses, dark energy, dark matter, colliding galaxies and more through hands-on activities related to the short presentation. Use the actual computer programs and data that the scientists use as you participate in a state-of-the-art computer lab activity, watch a movie, or explore the topic with a 3-D printer or an Oculus Rift! The Teen Astronomy Cafés are open to all high school students at no cost. The program aims to elevate student achievement and desire to go to college, and perhaps inspire some students to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

Teen Astronomy Café Posters!

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  • Teen Astronomy Cafe Poster

Teen Astronomy Café Registration Form

Select between the following two choices and input the corresponding teacher's name:

or if you do not have one, then

FOR STUDENTS interested in attending the Astronomy Cafés, check the boxes for the Saturday dates you will attend. The Astronomy Cafés will be held at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, 950 N Cherry Ave., on the University of Arizona Campus, Room 27, from 9:30-Noon.








Checking any box above indicates that your PARENTS OR GUARDIANS HAVE GIVEN YOU PERMISSION COME TO THE ASTRONOMY CAFÉS.