Astronomy

Astronomy is the study of how the Universe works and is a subspecialty of physics.  Join us as a major, minor, take our core courses, or come to our free Planetarium Shows, presented by a member of our astronomy faculty

 

planetarium show

We offer a BS in Astronomy and also a minor, as well as courses for science core requirements. 

 

Our Faculty:

 

Specialty

Dr Kenneth Rumstay, PhD (Observatory Director)

active galaxies, interstellar medium

Dr Martha Leake, PhD

planetary astronomy

Dr. Cecilia Barnbaum, PhD

stellar evolution, insterstellar medium

 

Our Students and their Activities

 

VSU's Astronomy Facilities

  

See our Internal Website Resources:

Astronomy Animations

Mathematics Demonstrations

Out with a BANG:  Black Holes

The Meaning of COLOR in Astronomy

The Dance of Math and Physics

What Science IS and What it is NOT

Plagiarism, A Student's Guide to Avoiding It

 

Other Useful Links

     Events

     Tutorials to Learn More

     NASA and Space Centers

     Books and Journals

     Resources

     Other Useful links

     Organizations