We present here a preliminary report on the analysis of simultaneous photometric and spectroscopic observations of the Be star α Eri, taken during 1992 at the Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica. α Eri (Archenar, HR472, HD10144, B3–4 III-IV) is the brightest Be star in the sky. It shows activity cycles in a time scale of a few years. Balona et al. (1987) presented a comprehensive study of the star based on photometric and spectroscopic observations. They found a periodicity of 1.26 days in both radial velocity and light variations and argued that a spotted star rotating at this period is the simplest working model that explains the observations.