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

All Events Canceled for the Spring

All public events at or sponsored by the astronomy department have been canceled for the remainder of the spring semester. Thanks for your understanding.

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

Astronomy Department Statement on George Floyd, Racism, and Police Brutality

We are living through a tumultuous moment in our nation’s history: one that has both caused and brought to light a great deal of pain, anguish, and suffering, especially for people of color in the United States.  This moment presents an opportunity to take a stand and renew our commitment to actively work against the ... Read moreAstronomy Department Statement on George Floyd, Racism, and Police Brutality

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 had by all. It is so much fun for the elders to watch the next ... Read moreDepartment Holiday Party 2019
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