Undergraduate Contacts


Current and potential Astronomy & Astrophysics majors and minors are encouraged to contact the Astronomy Department's Undergraduate Advisor for further information:


David Zach (he/him/his)

Email: zach.11@osu.edu

Office Addresses: 

1140 Physics Research Building
191 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

4012 McPherson Lab
140 West 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Summer 2020 Schedule:

All 30-minute appointments and drop-ins will be held through CarmenZoom until further notice due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Instructions on how to access Zoom can be found below

Drop-in Advising:

No drop-ins during Summer term. All advising will be done through 30-minute appointments. Drop-ins will resume in Autumn.

30-minute Appointments:

  • Assigned Advisees: Appointments for any assigned advisees can be scheduled through OnCourse at https://buckeyes.campus.eab.com. Choose "Astronomy & Astrophysics Advising Office" for the location, and "Phone/Remote Appointment" for the appointment reason.
  • Prospective Majors and Minors: If you are not an assigned advisee but are looking to add an Astronomy & Astrophysics major or minor, please email to set up an appointment.

CarmenZoom Instructions:

You must sign in with your OSU credentials to access my Zoom meeting room. The room can be accessed in one of two ways:

The following URL will open the room via the browser plug-in or app https://osu.zoom.us/j/4783341073

Or, you can call into the meeting using a phone: +1 646-876-9923 (works best from the Eastern US)
If you are not in the Eastern US, you can find your local number to use to call here: https://osu.zoom.us/u/adOMw9OaA0
Then use the following Meeting ID: 478 334 1073

Additional guidance on how to access Zoom can be found on this page: https://u.osu.edu/oncourse/covid-19-and-oncourse/


Professor Scott Gaudi (he/him/his)

Phone: +1 614 292-1914

Email: undergradchair@astronomy.ohio-state.edu

Office Address:

4005 McPherson Lab
140 West 18th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1173


Anna Voelker (she/her/hers)

Email: voelker.30@osu.edu

Office Address:

4034 McPherson Lab
140 West 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Anna is available to talk with students who are interested in getting involved with departmental outreach events or who are looking to pursue a research or internship opportunity within Astronomy & Astrophysics or related fields. Please email to set up an appointment.