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Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquia. Every Monday at 4:00 PM in TCCW 201.Click for Help Center scheduleSKy Science Festival

Join us for our weekly colloquia series each Monday at 4:00 PM. Click above for the schedule.

Visit the Physics Help Center in TCCW 125B for help with your introductory physics course.

Joshua Stewart receives the Quantum Leap Achievement Award at the 2015 SPS Banquet. This award is given to all students who successfully complete the intro physics sequence through Modern Physics II (PHYS 321).

The 2014-15 student awards go to Sam White (left, George Page Award for Outstanding Scholarship), Stacy Hicks (center, Doug Humphrey Award for Outstanding Service), and Mary Spraggs (right, Randall Harper Award for Outstanding Research).

Students from Dr. Gibson's Honors General Astronomy class setting up a radio astronomy field station at Bell Observatory to monitor Jupiter magnetospheric storms and Solar flares.

Mary Spraggs explains her research to Dr. Gupta at the 2015 Student Research Conference Poster session.

Student volunteers monitor the bungee drop event for the 2015 Science Olympiad in the stairwell of Snell Hall.

WKU Physics and Astronomy graduates at the 2015 Spring commencement ceremony.

Drs. Ali Er and Scott Bonham explain "How Small is Nano?" at the 2015 SKy Science Festival. Click the image for info on the 2016 festival which will be on April 30, 2016.

The WKU Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is located on "top of the hill" on WKU's campus in the Kelly Thompson Complex for Science, Center Wing. There are approximately 50-60 enrolled students progressing toward a B.S. in Physics, and 5-10 graduate students. In addition to courses provided for majors, the department offers a wide array of service courses ranging from algebra-based college physics to biophysics and astronomy.


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Physics and Astronomy 
Western Kentucky University 
1906 College Heights Blvd #11077 
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1077 

Phone: 270-745-4357 

Fax: 270-745-2014


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