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Physics and Astronomy

Welcome to Northwestern Physics and Astronomy

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Faculty and Research

Our research employs an broad range of theoretical and experimental approaches to understand the fundamental nature of the universe.
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Seminars and Colloquia

See our weekly seminars and colloquia throughout the academic year.
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Dearborn Observatory

Dearborn Observatory

Visitors are invited to tour the Observatory every Friday night. 


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News and Events


Observing at Dearborn Observatory


The Dearborn Observatory is open on Friday evenings for walk-in tours at 10:00 PM for public observing with the historic 18.5 inch refracting telescope.

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Friday Nights at the Dearborn Observatory

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (October-March...

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Nia Robles Del Pino Named 2024 Global Rhodes Scholar
Candice Stauffer earns PhD!
Wen-fai Fong Awarded the 2024 AAS Berkeley Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy
Jerry Gabrielse Awarded 2024 APS Ramsey Prize
Jens Koch Named APS Fellow

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