DEPARTMENT NEWS:Kwitter and Colleagues Awarded Time on Hubble Space Telescope (7/21/11)
Pasachoff Awarded NSF Grant to Study Solar Eclipses (2/24/11)
Emma Lehman '10 Chronicles Observing Run on Mauna Kea with Kwitter (1/15/10)
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Astronomy at Williams College spans the very old and the very new. The Hopkins Observatory is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in the United States and houses one of the earliest Alvan Clark telescopes. At the same time, current astronomy faculty and students carry out research with some of the world's most advanced telescopes.
The Department offers courses for both majors and non-majors. Most astronomy courses take advantage of on-campus observing facilities that include a 24-inch computer-controlled telescope with CCD detectors for imaging and spectroscopy, along with our computer network for image processing.Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium, comprised of astronomy faculty and students from eight liberal arts colleges in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. Among our activities are a summer exchange program for astronomy research students and a fall student research symposium.
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