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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.

Hardin Planetarium's current public show for the Summer 2017. 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.

Drs. Ali Er and Scott Bonham explain "How Small is Nano?" at the 2015 SKy Science Festival. Click the image for info on the 2017 festival.

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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