Tag Archives: astronomy

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.

The Moon This photo of the Moon was shared in the Astronoblog along with a photo of Jupiter and three of its moons.

The Telescopes of Strawbridge Observatory

The Strawbridge Observatory at Haverford College houses 12-inch and 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes which are actively used by students in Haverford astronomy classes.

The Strawbridge Observatory The Strawbridge Observatory at night. Photo by Jonathan Yu '12.

Public Observing

Public Observing Night April 24, 2012 8:30 PM Strawbridge Observatory For Astronomers 12+. Talk: “The Milky Way: Our Galactic Hometown” by Mariah Baker (Astrophysics, class of 2014). Observing will only take place if skies are clear. Event Details »