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Astrophysics at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga

This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of today’s date. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. They are randomly listed in the blog section of this website. Enjoy!

From the Agnes Scott College website, 2023: “Physics and astronomy are disciplines that have given us the tools to stretch the human understanding of the universe, from the building blocks of matter to the structure and evolution of the most distant galaxies.

“Physics and astronomy courses at Agnes Scott cover subjects as common as gravity and electricity, and as unusual as quantum mechanics, relativity, and dark matter. Astronomy courses emphasize both theory and observation, including the use of the Delafield Planetarium, individual telescopes, and other modern observing and image processing equipment in the Bradley Observatory. In addition, students regularly make observations using national astronomy facilities, like the Jansky Very Large Array, as well as northern and southern hemisphere 1-meter class telescopes through the college’s membership in the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA.)

“The 110,000-square-foot Mary

Brown Bullock Science Center, with 65,000 square feet of teaching and lab space, is home to the physics, biology, chemistry and psychology departments. The building features extensive, modern instrumentation, faculty-student research laboratories, inde

pendent student-project laboratories and long-term observation areas. Full-time and part-time professors teach all physics and astronomy labs, and all students have the opportunity for hands-on research and experimentation. You’ll also have access to Agnes Scott’s uniquely-d

esigned Bradley Observatory and its telescopes, as well as the Delafield Planetarium. Agnes Scott College is a member of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy that operates 3 remote 1-meter telescopes in Arizona, Chile and the Canary Islands.”

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