Welcome to CWRU Astronomy

CWRU Astronomy is a community of active researchers and educators, with research strengths in the fields of galaxy formation and evolution, stellar chemical abundances, and telescope instrumentation and design.

We offer graduate and undergraduate degree programs, and host a series of public talks for the general public. Learn more about our ongoing research, our faculty, staff, and students, and all the new things happening in CWRU Astronomy.

Open Faculty Position in Stars and Stellar Populations

The Department of Astronomy at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the fields of stellar physics and/or stellar populations, such as the properties and evolution of individual stars and/or stellar populations in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies, to begin on or about August 17, 2020.

CWRU Astro student Chris Carr interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson

This spring, while visiting the Department of Astronomy at Columbia University, CWRU astronomy senior Chris Carr had a chance to meet noted astrophysicist and science educator Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Harry Potter visits CWRU Astro

On April 1 2019, CWRU Astronomy found itself in the middle of magical turmoil, as Harry Potter and his friends battled the forces of Lord Voldemort to save the Hubble Space Telescope.

CWRU Astronomers Discover Water Ice on Rocky Planet

CWRU astronomers battle the snow on Kitt Peak.

CWRU Astronomy alumna wins NSF fellowship

Jackie Monkiewicz (BS ’98) has been awarded a prestigious NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Fellowship.

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