The goal of Astronomy-Physics in the Chemistry Department is to enhance society’s ability to understand the Universe through the application of scientific problem solving.

We provide opportunities to learn about the universe through the courses we offer, the scholarship of our faculty, Star Parties, disability-friendly support, and community updates of upcoming astronomical phenomena.


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Pretty Pictures

Galaxy M33 from images taken with the 20-inch telescope.
M33 is a nearby galaxy (3 million lightyears) that is surveyed every year by the UIS observatory to keep tabs on massive stars in it that may become supernova in the future. This color image is composed of fifteen images in three filters taken with the 20-inch telescope over two nights in early September 2016.