Department of Astronomy and the Steward Observatory

Academic Program

 Welcome to the web site for the Department of Astronomy at the University of Arizona. Our department offers one of the top astronomy academic programs in the world, with undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as a broad selection of general education courses. The department is directly associated with Steward Observatory, one of the world's leading astronomical research centers. All of our faculty members hold joint teaching and research appointments between the Astronomy Department and Steward Observatory.

As you browse through our web site you will find information on our undergraduate and graduate programs, our course offerings, our faculty, staff, and graduate students, research facilities and opportunities, and links to other astronomical and University web sites. Browse the Steward Observatory web site for other information about the research being carried out at the University of Arizona and links to even more sites.


Click on one of the links below to explore what the Department of Astronomy has to offer

 Graduate Program - Information on the graduate program in Astronomy, including course requirements, information about Steward Observatory and general information about graduate school.
 Undergraduate Major Program - The courses and requirements to obtain a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Astronomy. This page also includes information for obtaining a double major in Astronomy and Physics.
 Undergraduate Minor Program - The course requirements to obtain a minor in Astronomy.
 General Education Courses - Courses offered that apply toward general education requirements, and courses of general interest.
 Current Class Homepages - Classes for the current semester that have homepages with course information, schedules, etc.
 Faculty - Listing of faculty at Steward Observatory including their position and research interests
 Parker Library of Steward Observatory - The library is a working collection that includes both frequently used and special materials in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology and instrumentation.


For further information:

Department of Astronomy Main Office
933 N Cherry Avenue, Room N204
Tucson  AZ  85721-0065
Phone: (520) 621-2288
Fax: (520) 621-1532

Related Educational Links

American Astronomical Society
Department of Physics
Department of Planetary Sciences
Desert Lynx On-Line Catalog
Educational resources in Astronomy and Planetary Science
SEDS - Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association
The University of Arizona
University of Arizona Astronomy Camp
University of Arizona Astronomy Club