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2018 Physics Olympics: Physics Goes KaboomPhysics and Astronomy Colloquia. Every Monday at 4:00 PM in EST 260.Click for Help Center schedule

Registration for the 2018 Physics Olympics, Physics Goes Kaboom, is now open.

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

Visit the Physics Help Center in EST 134 for help with your introductory physics course.

Hardin Planetarium's current public show for Winter 2018. See for details.

2017 Western Kentucky Physics Olympics teams prepare for the Moving Shadows competition.

Students participate in the Camera Obscura event at the 2017 Western Kentucky Physics Olympics.

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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