Astronomy/Planetary Sciences (AST)

Major and Minor in Astronomy/Planetary Sciences

Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences

Chairperson: Laszlo Mihaly

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Abhay Deshpande

Assistant to the Chair: Nathan Leoce-Schappin

Assistant to the Director: Diane Diaferia

Astronomy Coordinator: James Lattimer


Office: P-110 Graduate Physics

Phone: (631) 632-8100

Web address:

Minors of particular interest to students majoring in Astronomy: Electrical Engineering (ESE), Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Materials (EOM), Mathematics (MAT), Optics (OPT), Science and Engineering (LSE)