Welcome to the Astronomy Home

The Astronomy branch of Macalester’s Physics Department provides a variety of courses as well as edifying facilities for students interested in the study of the universe itself.

The Astronomy Emphasis physics major allows interested students to explore both theoretical and observational astrophysics. These classes build fundamental skills that are suitable for graduate study in exciting areas such as planets, stars, galaxies, and the nature of the cosmos itself.


PUBLIC OBSERVING NIGHTS

The Macalester College Observatory Public Observing Nights program is on hiatus.  For more information, as well as any announcements about when we are able to resume the program, please check the Public Observing Nights page.