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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 9:00 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 (Oct-Mar). The...

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Maria Fernandez Davila Win's 4th Place Prize at CUWiP
Jeremy Rath Earns PhD

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