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Astronomy Track

Tarleton has outstanding astronomical facilities including an observatory with the the largest telescope of any undergraduate physics program in the U.S. In fact, Tarleton's fully robotic telescope is superior to astronomical facilities used by graduate students at most research universities including Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Texas State, UNT, UTA, UTD, Rice, and the University of Houston.

Tarleton is also home to a state of the art planetarium with Digistar projector.

The Astronomy track is designed for a student interested in applying their knowledge of physics toward the study of astronomical phenomena. The student will obtain a solid background in Physics and Mathematics necessary for future graduate training as well as completing a series of astronomy courses and an undergraduate research project in Astronomy with one of the TSU astronomers.

Because the TSU observational facilities are the best in the Texas A&M System, you will also have the chance to work on cooperative projects with visiting A&M System faculty members and physics students as well as with our other partners in the Texas Physics Consortium.

Tarleton is a founding member of the Texas Physics Consortium (TCP) which is the third largest producer of BS Physics graduates in Texas and provides our students with the opportunity to take classes and work on research projects with TCP astronomy and astrophysics faculty across Texas.

Tarleton Observatory Home Page

Tarleton Planetarium Home Page

Tarleton's Program for Astronomy Education and Research

Texas Physics Consortium Astrophysics Faculty