Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences that is devoted to the study of celestial objects such as moons, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies.
The Astronomy Minor helps students learn the fundamentals of Astronomy and prepares them for Observational Astronomy.
The Truman Observatory is well-equipped with an array of telescopes including the 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope housed in the observatory dome and three high quality CCD cameras.
Required Courses: 16-18 Credits
The Astronomy Minor requires the successful completion of 16-18 credits of the following courses:
- PHYS 185 – College Physics I Credits: 4 OR PHYS 195 - Physics with Calculus I Credits: 5
- PHYS 186 – College Physics II Credits: 4 OR PHYS 196 - Physics with Calculus II Credits: 5
- PHYS 131 – Introduction to Astronomy Credits: 4
- PHYS 346 – Observational Astronomy Credits: 4
1 February 2015 | 6:25 pm
Our chapter of the Society of Physics Students has been recognized as an “Outstanding Chapter” for 2014. We often win this award, and it’s good to be recognized as one of the more active and accomplished SPS chapters in the country.
8 December 2014 | 6:53 pm
Paul Friz, one of our recent physics graduates, was in the news due to his work with the Rosetta Project.