Department of Physics and Astronomy

Astronomy Program

"If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe."
   -Carl Sagan

The astronomy & astrophysics program at WSU is part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Students in astronomy and physics share a common learning environment and many of the same courses. The program's research-active astronomers mentor 100% of astrophysics undergraduates in hands-on research projects.

Sunday, May 4, 5:00 p.m.


Friday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.

The WSU Planetarium Proudly Presents

Our Planets, Their Planets

A tour of the planets of our solar system

And the newest research about planets around other suns

$10 tickets available at the door.

Tickets available at the Beasley Coliseum Box Office,, and 1-800-325-SEAT. Children 6 and under free. Advance tickets only: students $7.

The nucleus of the astrophysics program faculty is a group consisting of Dr. Sukanta Bose, Dr. Mathew Duez, Dr. Guy Worthey, Dr. Michael Allen, and adjunct professors Frederick Raab, head of LIGO Hanford and John Blakeslee, astronomer at the Hertzburg Institute of Astrophysics. Postdoctoral researchers, undergraduate and graduate student researchers, physics faculty, outreach coordinator, and support staff complete the astrophysics program.

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