Astronomy, Department of


4055 McPherson Laboratory
140 W. 18th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

David Weinberg

The Department of Astronomy is engaged in leading research that includes searches for planets around other stars using gravitational lensing, supermassive black holes and clusters of galaxies; studying the evolution of stars and galaxies; the large-scale structure of the universe; and the origin of chemical elements in stars and the Big Bang.

“I always knew I wanted to be an astronomer, even when I was little, but it was Ohio State’s graduate program that made me an astronomer.” 

{Scott Gaudi, Thomas Jefferson Professor for Discovery and Space Exploration, Astronomy}