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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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

Department Holiday Party 2019

As usual, our holiday party was a festive event, thanks to the incredible hard work of Linda Shettleworth and the good spirits of students, faculty and families. The food was great, the company was fabulous and a good time was … Continue reading →

Mercury Transit Observed at VVO

Hundreds of students, staff and townsfolk joined us on Foss Hill Monday, Nov. 11, to observe a transit of Mercury. The sky cooperated for the most part and we were treated to a gorgeous view of this rare event. Thanks … Continue reading →
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