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Beth Willman teaches not only upper-level courses, such as "Advanced Topics: Observational Astronomy," but also introductory classes for majors and non-majors alike. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography Beth Willman teaches not only upper-level courses, such as "Advanced Topics: Observational Astronomy," but also introductory classes for majors and non-majors alike. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

Beth Willman – Office Hour

Associate Professor of Astronomy Beth Willman has filled her office in Strawbridge Observatory with unusual instructional tools to help make dark matter and the expansion of the universe understandable to even the most novice stargazer. Read Office Hour in the … Continue reading

The College is part of the WIYN consortium, a group of schools that share time on a 3.5 meter and a 0.9 meter telescope. The College is part of the WIYN consortium, a group of schools that share time on a 3.5 meter and a 0.9 meter telescope.

Kitt Peak Trip 2014

Astronomy students get the chance to explore the universe using telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona during a fall break trip funded by NSF AST-1151462, the Boughn-Gollub-Partridge Fund, the Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center and the Louis Green … Continue reading

Tianyi Yang '15 photographed the  Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescopes at night.  The elegant glow is light pollution coming from El Paso. Tianyi Yang '15 photographed the Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescopes at night. The elegant glow is light pollution coming from El Paso.

Astronomy at APO

Assistant Professor of Astronomy Beth Willman led a group of students over spring break to observe at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico. Haverford is part of the Northeast Participation Group, a consortium of a handful of small schools … Continue reading

Narayanan, who started at Haverford in January, was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography Narayanan, who started at Haverford in January, was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

Desika Narayanan

A film crew from Japan’s public television network NHK came to Haverford last week to shoot a segment for the show “Cosmic Front” that features Assistant Professor of Astronomy Desika Narayanan. The segment will focus on Narayanan’s work on simulations … Continue reading

Strawbridge Observatory Students take a closer look at Jupiter and its moons through the observatory's 16" telescope. Photo: Thomas Carroll.

Public Observing

Public Observing Saturday, December 7, 5-7 p.m. Strawbridge Observatory This community event will include hands-on astronomy, student talks, open-air constellation tours, and telescope observing. Observing details

Beth Willman Assistant Professor of Astronomy Beth Willman. Photo: Peter Tobia.

Physics & Astronomy at Haverford

Virtually all Haverford Physics and Astronomy majors engage in cutting-edge research, working closely with faculty in fields such as biophysics, quantum computers, cosmology, quantum gravity, fluid dynamics, nanoscience, and extra-galactic astronomy.

Strawbridge Observatory Astronomy Library, Haverford College The Astronomy Library inside of Strawbridge Observatory.

Astronomy Library

The Haverford College Libraries act as a locus of intellectual activity supporting the teaching, research and learning needs of the Haverford community. Infused with Haverford’s Quaker heritage and values, they support the mission of the College to develop academic excellence … Continue reading