Alert - University moves to remote learning, working
In light of the novel coronavirus outbreak, all classes will continue in virtual settings for the rest of the semester, including finals, and commencement has been postponed. All students are strongly encouraged to return to their permanent residences, and employees are encouraged to work remotely when possible. All research deemed non-essential is being stopped, and all construction projects are being suspended. Read MoreMore Information
Kristen Dage Awarded Postdoctoral FellowshipREAD MORE
The astronomy group at Michigan State comprises 9 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.