Undergraduate Contacts


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

Undergraduate Chair

Professor Scott Gaudi

Department of Astronomy
4005 McPherson Lab
140 West 18th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1173
Phone: +1 614 292-1914
Email: undergradchair@astronomy.ohio-state.edu


Astronomy Undergraduate Advisor

Mr. David Zach

1140 Physics Research Building / 4012 McPherson Lab
191 West Woodruff Avenue / 140 West 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: +1 614-292-1358
Email: zach.11@osu.edu

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/


Outreach Coordinator

Anna Voelker

4034 McPherson Lab
140 West 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Email: voelker.30@osu.edu

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.