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.

Of Note

Public Events

Space Nights every Wednesday during the academic year. Kids' Nights 1st and 3rd Fridays. Check out the Events link for more info.

From Our Blog

Meteorite Research Described in The Conversation

Planetary Science Group members Bill Herbst and Jim Greenwood have written an article for a general audience describing their interdisciplinary work on meteorites. Check it out in The Conversation.

Andrea Ghez visits as 2019 Sturm Lecturer

Andrea Ghez, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UCLA and the world’s leading expert on the black hole at the center of our galaxy visited the department for two days this week. She delivered the 2019 Sturm Lecture to an … Continue reading →
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