Astronomy / Steward Observatory
The Department of Astronomy's academic program and the research prominence of Steward Observatory form one of the finest centers for astronomical studies in the world. Our students have access to excellent observing conditions, world-class telescopes and a vibrant astronomical community. Astronomers here are among the national and international leaders in observational and theoretical research. They are making significant breakthroughs in related technology development from new light detectors to giant telescope mirrors.