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Astronomy Department

Courses offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy are designed to bring the student to an increasingly independent level of investigation in experimental and theoretical physics.  Denison offers a variety of facilities and equipment for teaching and research in the physical sciences.

Course and laboratory work in astronomy explores the physical and observational background of such topics as the history of astronomy, naked eye observations, the planets and moons, the origin of the solar system, stellar classification, stellar evolution, galactic astronomy, and cosmology, with an emphasis on the quantitative nature of modern astronomy.

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Receptions & Open Houses

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Event

The Department of Physics & Astronomy celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Mission and Landing with events for the community to enjoy.

Receptions & Open Houses

Observatory Open House 2019

On Thursday, May 2, 2019 (beginning at 8:30pm), the Department of Physics & Astronomy will host an open house at Swasey Observatory.

Lectures & Discussions

The Hunt for Cosmic Monsters

Jillian Scudder will present, "The Hunt for Cosmic Monsters: Understanding Galaxies in the Confused FIR Sky," when she visits on March 1.

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