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Celebrating this Year's Milestones

Michigan State’s astronomy group is delighted to share that we have three graduate students who will defend their PhD and one postdoctoral researcher who received a prized fellowship this year. We are thankful that these astronomers make our department a vibrant place with their scientific endeavors.

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The astronomy group at Michigan State comprises 10 faculty within the Department of Physics and Astronomy, along with postdocs and graduate students. This cohort pursues a diverse spectrum of research, from the explosions of massive stars to the assembly of vast clusters of galaxies.

Interested in graduate study? Our program is designed to move students quickly into research on faciliites such as the Southern Astrophysical Research telescope. MSU also offers strong interdisciplinary programs with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics and the Department of Computational Science, Mathematics, and Engineering. Our page on graduate student life has more information about what it's like to be a graduate student at MSU.

Curious about astronomy? Check out our events listing, where you will find information on public observing and Astronomy on Tap featuring AoTLansing brews! Be sure to check out the Campus Observatory and Abrams Planetarium as well.