Think outside the world
If you are interested in solving large problems with big ideas, astronomy is your major. In our program, you will expand your mind using tools that can be applied to multiple problems.
Real data, real experiences
The universe provides plenty of room for exploration. Astronomy classes make use of vast, modern datasets to give you hands-on experience with real data.
100 gifts for 100 years
In celebration of the department’s centennial, we’re asking for your help to replenish the department’s annual fund. Our goal is 100 gifts for 100 years.
Introduction to Astronomy
Learn the basic concepts of modern astronomy, from the Solar System to the Big Bang.
Introduction to Astrophysics
Survey of modern astronomy for students with background in physics.
The Big Bang, Black Holes, and the End of the Universe
Studies the origin, evolution, and eventual fate of the universe, and the scientific tools used to study these issues.
Galaxies and the Universe
Explore elementary aspects of physical cosmology, including galaxies in our Local Group, starburst galaxies, and quasars.
Computing in Astronomy
An introduction to the use of computers in astrophysics research.
Astronomy picture of the day
Discover the cosmos with NASA.gov. Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.