Workshops and Events

2017-18 Astronomy Department Career Events

Throughout the academic year the Astronomy Department holds the following major and career events. Some event dates occasionally change, please check this page for the latest updates.

  • Career Goals Workshop for Astronomy, Geophysics, and Atmospheric Science Majors: Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, 6:00-7:00 PM, 180 Science Hall. Workshop presented by Eric Schueffner, the Academic and Career Advisor for Astronomy.
  • Astronomy Majors/Potential Majors Welcome Star Party:  Telescopes & snacks. Sterling Rooftop, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 7:00-9:00 PM.
  • L&S Majors Fair:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 3:30-6:00pm, Varsity Hall, Union South.
  • Astronomy Open House:  Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, 5:00 PM, 4421 Sterling Hall. Open House for prospective astronomy undergraduate students. Chat with faculty and students about the program and astronomy careers.  All students and families interested in the Astronomy-Physics major are welcome!
  • REU and Graduate School Applications Workshop:   Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, (Time to be determined).  Application and Interview Sratigies for Applying to Graduate School or REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Summer Research Programs.
  • Stellar Careers Workshop:  Late February 2018 (Exact date to be determined). Career Paths and Strategies for Astronomy Physics Undergraduate Majorrs.  Often held around the time of the L&S STEM Career Fair.
  • Senior Send-Off Pizza Celebration:  May 2018, date to be determined.         

In addition to these workshops, be sure to take advantage of other Department Opportunities To Expand Your Skills and Interests.

Contact person for event information: Sheri Pittman


AstroGLU (Astronomy Graduate Lectures for Undergraduates)

  • Want to know more about how astronomers study stars, galaxies, and the cosmos? Come and hear from local students about their corner of the universe!
  • Recent talks: 'Asteroseismology: The Music of the Stars'. Speaker: Jacqueline Goldstein; '3D Glasses for the Universe - Integral Field Units (IFUS) and Their Applications'. Speaker: Tim Haines.
  • Everyone is welcome!  Look for our posters during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • 12:00-1:00 PM, 5208 Social Science. 


Connect and Speak with Graduate Students

E-mail Anna Williams to connect and speak with graduate students about the graduate and REU experience.

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