Departments & Programs



The Department of Astronomy (AST) offers courses toward the B.S. degree in astronomy and astrophysics as well as 100-level courses for non-astronomy majors. This degree program is designed to prepare students for graduate study and a subsequent career in astronomy and astrophysics. The program also serves the needs of students preparing for careers in related technical fields. Students enrolled in this program use the telescopes at the campus observatories. Ambitious students might use and/or analyze data from the Wisconsin-Indiana-Yale-NOAO Observatories, other ground-based observatories, and space-borne observatories such as the Hubble Space Telescope. Students also use the extensive computing facilities in Swain Hall.

Majors, Minors, and Programs

Contact Information

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Indiana University
Swain West 319
Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-6911
astdept [at] indiana [dot] edu