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AstronomyWhat do you see when you look up at the night sky? There are patterns of planets, the moon, far away stars and some sights that you may not understand or be able to explain. Astronomy is the study of stars, suns, and other objects in outerspace — how stars, planets, and galaxies form and behave — as well as the universe itself.

If you want to understand the mysteries outerspace, a major in astronomy may be for you.

Students in the Astronomy major study the history and future of the universe, outerspace, and the objects within, including planets, stars, and galaxies. Subjects of study include the evolution of stars, how the stars and planets move through space, chemistry, physicas and advanced math.

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Department Chair
Address
Undergraduate Degrees
Graduate Degrees
University of AlabamaProfessor Stan Jones

Department of Physics & Astronomy
206 Gallalee Hall
Box 870324
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0324

Astronomy MinorM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
University of ArizonaProfessor Peter StrittmatterDepartment of Astronomy
Steward Observatory N204
P.O. Box 210065
Tuscon, AZ 85721-0065
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstronomyPh.D. Astronomy
Arizona State UniversityDIRECTOR: Kip Hodges

School of Earth and Space Exploration
P.O. Box 871404
Tempe, AZ 85287-1504

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Earth and Space Exploration (astrobiology and astrophysics concentrations)
Minors are available in astrophysics and astronomy
MS in Astrophysics
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Ball State UniversityProfessor David OberDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Muncie, IN 47306
Astronomy minorEd.D. in Physics w/ Astronomy emphasis
Boston UniversityProfessor Harlan SpenceDepartment of Astronomy
725 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Astronomy, Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Astronomy and PhysicsM.A. and Ph.D. Astronomy
University of California at BerkeleyProfessor Donald BackerDepartment of Astronomy
601 Campbell Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-3411
Astrophysics majorM.A. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
University of California at Los AngelesProfessor Claudio PellegriniDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Box 951547
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1562
AstrophysicsPh.D. Astronomy
University of California at San DiegoProfessor John GoodkindDepartment of Physics
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0354
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics w/Astronomy specializationM.S. and Ph.D. Physics
University of California at Santa BarbaraProfessor James AllenDepartment of Physics
Broida Hall, Building 572
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9530
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) PhysicsPh.D. Physics
University of California at Santa CruzProfessor Stephen ThorsettDepartment of Astronomy & Astrophysics
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics (Astrophysics)Ph.D. Astrophysics
California Institute of TechnologyProfessor Thomas TombrelloDepartment of Astronomy
105-24 Caltech
1201 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91125
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstrophysicsM.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
Carnegie Mellon UniversityProfessor Fred GilmanDepartment of Physics
Wean Hall 7325
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics w/tracks in AstrophysicsM.S. and Ph.D. Physics
Case Western Reserve UniversityProfessor R. Earle LuckDepartment of Astronomy
422 AW Smith Building
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7215
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstronomyM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
University of ChicagoProfessor Michael TurnerDepartment of Astronomy & Astrophysics
5640 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 606037
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) Physics w/Astronomy specializationM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Colgate UniversityProfessor Victor MansfieldDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346-1398
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) Astronomy-PhysicsN/A
University of Colorado at BoulderProfessor J. Michael ShullDepartment of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
Campus Box 391
Boulder, CO 80309-0391
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) AstronomyM.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
Columbia UniversityProfessor David HelfandDepartment of Astronomy
Pupin Physics Lab
Room 1328,
Mail Code 5246
550 West 120th Street
New York City, NY 10027
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) Astronomy and AstrophysicsM.A., MPhil., and Ph.D. Astronomy and Astrophysics
Cornell UniversityProfessor Joseph VeverkaDepartment of Astronomy
312 Space Sciences Bldg.
Ithaca, NY 14853-6801
Astronomy majorM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Dartmouth CollegeProfessor Mary HudsonDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
6127 Wilder Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755-3528
Astronomy majorM.S. and Ph.D. Physics w/Astronomy specialization
University of DelawareProfessor George HadjipanayisDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
223 Sharp Laboratory
Newark, DE 19716
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics w/Astronomy emphasisM.A., M.S., and Ph.D. Astronomy
University of FloridaProfessor Stanley Dermott

Department of Astronomy
211 Bryant Space Science Center
P.O. Box 112055
Gainesville, FL 32611-2055

Astronomy majorM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Georgia State UniversityProfessor William NelsonDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Science Annex, Suite 400
29 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics w/Astronomy concentrationM.S. Physics w/Astronomy concentration and Ph.D. Astronomy
Harvard UniversityProfessor Lars HernquistDepartment of Astronomy
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Astronomy majorPh.D. Astronomy
University of HawaiiProfessor Gareth Wynn-WilliamsInstitute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822-1897
Physics majorM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
University of Hawaii at HiloProfessor Robert FoxDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720-4091
Astronomy major Physics majorN/A
Howard UniversityProfessor Demetrius VenableDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Room 105, Thirkield Hall
2355 6th. Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
Physics majorM.S. and Ph.D. Physics
University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignProfessor Lewis SnyderDepartment of Astronomy
1002 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Astronomy majorM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Indiana UniversityProfessor Richard H. DurisenDepartment of Astronomy
727 East 3rd Street
Swain West 319
Bloomington, IN 47405-7105
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Astronomy and AstrophysicsM.A. and Ph.D. Astronomy, Ph.D. Astrophysics
University of IowaProfessor Thomas BoggessDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
203 Van Allen Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1479
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Art (B.A.) AstronomyM.S. Astronomy and Ph.D. Physics
Iowa State UniversityProfessor Eli RosenbergDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Ames, IA 50011-3160
Physics major w/Astronomy emphasisM.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
Johns Hopkins UniversityProfessor Jonathan BaggerDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Charles & 34th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) PhysicsPh.D. Astronomy
University of KansasProfessor Stephen SandersDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Malott Hall, Room 1082
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045-7582
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstronomyM.S. and Ph.D. Physics w/Astronomy emphasis
Kansas State UniversityProfessor Dean ZollmanDepartment of Physics
116 Cardwell Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-2601
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in PhysicsM.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
Louisiana State UniversityProfessor Roger McNeilDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
202 Nicholson Hall
Tower Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics w/Astronomy concentrationM.S. and Ph.D. Physics w/Astronomy concentration
University of LouisvilleProfessor Joseph ChalmersMoore Observatory
800 Old Zaring Road
Crestwood, KY 40014
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics

M.S. Physics, Ph.D. program with U of K

University of MarylandProfessor Lee G. MundyDepartment of Astronomy
College Park, MD 20742-2421
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstronomyM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
University of Massachusetts at AmherstProfessor Ronald SnellDepartment of Astronomy
LGRT-B 619 E
710 N. Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-4525
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstronomyM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyProfessor Marc KastnerDepartment of Physics
Building 6-113
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics w/Astrophysics concentrationPh.D. Physics w/Astrophysics concentration
University of Michigan at Ann ArborProfessor Douglas RichstoneDepartment of Astronomy
830 Dennison Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1090
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Astronomy and AstrophysicsM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Michigan State UniversityProfessor Eugene CapriottiDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
East Lansing, MI 48824-2320
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstrophysicsM.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
Michigan Technological UniversityProfessor Ravi PandeyDepartment of Physics
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) PhysicsM.S. and Ph.D. Physics
University of MinnesotaProfessor Leonard KuhiDepartment of Astronomy
116 Church Street, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) AstrophysicsM.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
Minnesota State University, MankatoProfessor Mark PickarDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
141 Trafton Science Center N
Mankato, MN 56001
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in AstronomyM.S. Physics
University of Missouri at ColumbiaProfessor Henry WhiteDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
223 Physics Building UMC
Columbia, MO 65211
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) PhysicsM.S. and Ph.D. Physics
University of MontanaProfessor James JacobsDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
32 Campus Drive #1080
Missoula, MT 59812
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) Physics w/Astronomy option and Astronomy minorN/A
Montana State UniversityProfessor William HiscockDepartment of Physics
264 EPS Building
P.O. Box 173840
Bozemon, MT 59717-3840
Physics majorM.S. and Ph.D. Physics
University of NebraskaProfessor Roger KirbyDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
116 Brace Lab
Lincoln, NE 68588-0111
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics w/Astronomy trackM.S. and Ph.D. Physics
University of New MexicoProfessor Bernd BassalleckDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
800 Yale Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstrophysicsM.S. and Ph.D. Physics
New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechProfessor Ken MinschwanerDepartment of Physics
333 Workman Center
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics w/Astrophysics optionPh.D. Astrophysics
New Mexico State UniversityProfessor Rene WalterbosDepartment of Astronomy
1320 Frenger Mall
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Astronomy minorM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
SUNY at Stony BrookProfessor Paul GrannisDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) PhysicsM.S. and Ph.D. Physics
University of North CarolinaProfessor Bruce CarneyDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Phillips Hall CB#3255
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3255
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) Physics w/Astronomy concentrationM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy and Astrophysics
Northwestern UniversityProfessor David MeyerDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3112
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics w/Astronomy concentrationPh.D. Astronomy
Ohio State UniversityProfessor Patrick OsmerDepartment of Astronomy
4055 McPherson Lab
140 W. 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1173
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstronomyM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Ohio UniversityProfessor Louis WrightDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Clippinger Lab 251B
Athens, OH 45701-2979
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstrophysicsM.A., M.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
University of OklahomaProfessor Ryan DoezemaDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Norman, OK 73019-0225
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Astrophysics and AstronomyPh.D. Astrophysics
Oklahoma State UniversityProfessor James WickstedDepartment of Physics
145 Physical Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078-3072
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) PhysicsM.S. and Ph.D. Physics
Penn State UniversityProfessor Lawrence RamseyDepartment of Astronomy & Astrophysics
525 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Astronomy and AstrophysicsPh.D. Astrophysics
University of PennsylvaniaProfessor Tom LubenskyDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
209 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6396
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics w/Astronomy concentrationM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
University of PittsburghProfessor David JasnowDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
3941 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstronomyM.S. and Ph.D. Physics w/Astronomy concentration
Pomona CollegeProfessor Alma ZookDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
610 N. College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) Physics w/Astronomy optionN/A
Princeton UniversityProfessor Scott TremaineDepartment of Astrophysical Sciences
Peyton Hall-Ivy Lane
Princeton, NJ 08544-1001
Astrophysics majorPh.D. Astronomy
Rice UniversityProfessor F. Barry DunningDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
6100 S. Main
Houston, TX 77005-1892
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) Astronomy Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstrophysicsM.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
University of RochesterProfessor Arie BodekDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Bausch and Lomb Hall
P.O. Box 270171
600 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14627-0171
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstronomyM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteProfessor G.-C. WangDepartment of Physics
Troy, NY 12180-3590
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) PhysicsM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
San Diego State UniversityProfessor Paul EtzelDepartment of Astronomy
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1221
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstronomyM.S. Astronomy
State University of New Jersey, RutgersProfessor Paul LeathDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
136 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019
Astrophysics majorM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
St. Cloud State UniversityProfessor Mark NookDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
740 4th Avenue St. MS 324
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) PhysicsN/A
City College of San FranciscoProfessor Lancelot KaoDepartment of Astronomy
Science Hall 400
50 Phelan Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
A.A. and A.S. AstronomyN/A
Stanford UniversityProfessor Vahe PetrosianDepartment of Physics
Varian Physics, Room 310
382 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-4060
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics w/Astronomy concentrationPh.D. Physics
Swarthmore CollegeProfessor Amy BugDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Dupont Science Building
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) Astronomy and AstrophysicsN/A
University of Texas at AustinProfessor D.E. WingetDepartment of Astronomy
1 University Station C1400
Austin, TX 78712-0259
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) AstronomyM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Union CollegeProfessor Michael VineyardDepartment of Physics
Science & Engineering Center
Schenectady, NY 19308
Physics major Physics and Astronomy minorN/A
Vanderbilt UniversityProfessor Robert ScherrerDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
1807 Station B
Nashville, TN 37235
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics w/Astronomy and Astrophysics track Astronomy minorM.S. Astronomy Ph.D. Physics
Vassar CollegeProfessor Debra ElmegreenDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0539
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) AstronomyN/A
Villanova UniversityProfessor George McCookDepartment of Astronomy & Astrophysics
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Astronomy and AstrophysicsN/A
University of VirginiaProfessor Robert RoodDepartment of Astronomy
P.O. Box 3818
Charlottesville, VA 22903-0818
Astronomy majorM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Virginia TechProfessor John FicenecDepartment of Physics
Robeson Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0435
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics w/Astronomy concentrationPh.D. Astrophysics
University of WashingtonProfessor Bruce BalickDepartment of Astronomy
Box 351580
Seattle, WA 98195-1580
Astronomy majorM.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Washington University in St. LouisProfessor John ClarkDepartment of Physics
Campus Box 1105
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
A.B. and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) PhysicsM.A. and Ph.D. Physics
Wellesley CollegeProfessor Richard FrenchDepartment of Astronomy
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) AstronomyN/A
Wesleyan UniversityProfessor John SalzerDepartment of Astronomy
Van Vleck Observatory
Middletown, CT 06459-0123
Astronomy majorM.S. Astronomy
Williams CollegeProfessor Karen KwitterDepartment of Astronomy
32 Lab Campus Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) Astronomy Bachelor of Science (B.S.) AstrophysicsN/A
University of Wisconsin at MadisonProfessor Linda SparkeDepartment of Astronomy
475 N. Charter Street
Madison, WI 53706
Astronomy-Physics majorPh.D. Astronomy
Yale UniversityProfessor Charles BailynDepartment of Astronomy
P.O. Box 208101
New Haven CT 06520-8101
Bachelor of Art (B.A.) Astronomy Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Astronomy and PhysicsPh.D. Astronomy