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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

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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

Dr. Michael Carini

Dr. Michael Carini

Professor, Director of Bell Observatory

Office:  TCCW 229
Phone:  (270) 745-6198


ASTR 104 - Astronomy of the Solar System
ASTR 106 - Astronomy of Stellar Systems
ASTR 214 - General Astronomy
PHYS 202 - College Physics II
PHYS 207 - College Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 208 - College Physics II Laboratory
PHYS 232 - Biophysics I Laboratory
PHYS 251 - University Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 261 - University Physics II Laboratory
PHYS 271 - University Physics III Laboratory
PHYS 320 - Modern Physics I
UC 101 - Freshman Seminar in Physics


Variability monitoring of blazars
Refurbishment of the Bell Observatory
Astronomical objects which vary their brightness


B.A. Boston University Astrophysics 1984
Ph.D. Georgia State University Astrophysics 1990

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