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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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Astro Seminar: Bing Zhang: TBA

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Abstract: TBA Speaker: Bing Zhang, Distinguished Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Host: Professor Giacomo Fragione

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Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano's Micro-X Rocket to be Launched
Jim Sauls Honors Physics Pioneers
NU Astrophysicists Gain Early Access to James Webb Telescope
Micro X Rocket to be Launched this August
CIERA Director Vicky Kalogera featured in Sky and Telescope Magazine

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