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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

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

Astronomy Night

Astronomy Night April 26, 7:30 p.m. Strawbridge Observatory Join us for a night of stargazing and scientific exploration featuring hands-on activities, astronomical crafts and telescope observing. Part of the Philadelphia Science Festival. Event Details »

Student adjusts equipment at Kitt Peak Observatory. Students had hands-on time with the telescope and its control systems while gathering data and taking images of star clusters.

Kitt Peak

Peter Ferguson ’13, an astrophysics major, regulates the temperature of the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope with liquid nitrogen during a four-day field trip to Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Student adjusts equipment at Kitt Peak Observatory. Students had hands-on time with the telescope and its control systems while gathering data and taking images of star clusters.

Kitt Peak

Peter Ferguson ’13, an astrophysics major, regulates the temperature of the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope with liquid nitrogen during a four-day field trip to Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Beth Willman Pictured here, astronomer Beth Willman’s role as an inspiring scholar-educator was recognized with a CAREER Grant from the National Science Foundation.

Physics and 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.