Astronomy

Our unique program blends course work with research opportunities and provides students access to professional-quality telescopes, instrumentation and computers. Our students go on to the best graduate programs in the country, or to a variety of rewarding careers both in and out of the field of science.

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2017 Sturm Lecture
The 2017 Sturm Memorial Lecture MAPPING THE UNIVERSE WITH THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY Speaker: Dr. Daniel Eisenstein, Harvard University Date: Monday, April 3, 2017, 8:00PM Where: Ring Family Performing Arts Hall, Wesleyan University Reception and telescope viewing at the … Continue reading

Celebrating Van Vleck Observatory’s 100th Birthday!
On June 16, 2016, one hundred years to the day of the dedication of Van Vleck Observatory, the Astronomy Department hosted a Centennial Symposium and reception. Over one hundred people — about 1/3 alumni, 1/3 current Wesleyan staff and students, … Continue reading

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