Astronomy is the study of the origins, physics, and evolution of everything in the Universe, from planets, stars, galaxies, to the universe as a whole.


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May 10, 2019
About seven times more high-energy light is radiating from the sun than scientists anticipated, and it’s behaving rather strangely, according to new findings from a research team including Ohio…
May 8, 2019
Dan Pappalardo, Senior Design Engineer in the Astronomy Department's Imaging Sciences Laboratory, has been named one of twelve recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Staff Award, Ohio State’s highest…
May 7, 2019
We would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to our newly minted graduates with their undergraduate degree in Astronomy.  Grace Calhoun Dominic Flournoy Suren Gourapura Zhiyuan Guo Matthew Kusz…
May 3, 2019
From tidal locking to lunar water to polar craters, assistant professor of astronomy and planetarium director Wayne Schlingman explains what we do and don’t know about the far side of the moon.…

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