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.

Harry Potter and the Department of Astronomy

On April 1, 2019, the latest chapter in the Harry Potter series was published, “Harry Potter and the Department of Astronomy”. In this exciting new adventure, Harry, Ron, and Hermione visit CWRU Astronomy to battle Lord Voldemort and 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.

Welcome Bill Janesh!

CWRU Astronomy is very pleased to welcome our newest member: Astronomy Instructor Bill Janesh.

Burrell Schmidt Photojournal

Get a glimpse into the observing lifestyle of a CWRU astronomer.

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