|January: The Orion Nebula||
|July: The Antennae|
Iowa State University's Department of Physics and Astronomy is engaged in internationally recognized forefront research, and is proud to provide outstanding teaching and training for all levels of students who want to become their best.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy currently consists of 45 faculty, about 80 undergraduate majors, and 90 graduate students. Four major research groups span the range of traditional efforts in physics and astronomy - our groups include condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, high energy physics and, of course, astrophysics.
The Astrophysics group operates Fick Observatory - a state-of-the-art astronomical observatory. Fick Observatory is used for research as well as for teaching graudate and undergraduate students. This calendar features some of the glorious sights visible to ISU's telescope under the Iowa Skies.
For a more detailed description of activities within the department, and opportunities for students at all levels, please visit our Web page at http://www.physics.iastate.edu