Department of Astronomy

The Department of Astronomy oversees the program in Astronomy. You will enjoy the benefits of a small department with close advising and individualized learning plans.

Independent study projects are common at all levels, and several seniors undertake thesis projects every year. Kennedy-Schelkunoff Professor of Astronomy M. Darby Dyar's research program is funded by more than $1,000,000 per year in awards from NASA and the National Science Foundation.