Alert - MSU responds to novel coronavirus pandemic
MSU is taking several steps to ensure the health of our community: All classes will continue virtually for the rest of the semester; Students are strongly encouraged to return home, and employees must work remotely when possible. Employees working on campus will be asked health screening questions; MSU Health Care is now offering drive-through testing for COVID-19 to the campus community and general public. Read More
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.