Eastern Michigan University

Strong Hall renovation is complete, a must see!


Physics students were recently invited to tour NASA Glenn Research Center


Electronics students building a power supply


Capstone students prepare to launch a high altitude weather balloon

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Physics and Astronomy is looking for graduate students!

If you are interested in pursing a master's degree in physics, consider applying to EMU.  Contact the Department for more information about possible Graduate Assistantships!

SPS Meetings

The EMU chapter of the Society of Physics Students meets on Fridays at 12:15 p.m. in 228 Strong Hall.  Stop by and get involved!
Email Diane Jacobs or check out our club on orgsync for more information.

EMU Planetarium
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for more information about our planetarium. NEW SHOWS! July 16 Apollo-Capcom: Go!, July 30  Part of the Sky Called Orion, and Aug 13 Comets & Discovery, 7pm.  Check them out!

Sherzer Observatory
Click here for Summer evening observing information and times.

Fish Lake Registration for July 26-29, 2019    A great weekend astronomy trek to EMU's Fish Lake Environmental Center designed for introductory to advanced students, and especially alumni, will take place the last weekend in July featuring the 29-inch "Dobfather" telescope and other large instruments under dark skies. To learn more and to Register  CLICK HERE  ! Additional details can be obtained by emailing Norbert Vance at nvance@emich.edu.

Welcome to EMU Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers majors in physics, physics research, engineering physics, and physics teaching and minors in astronomy, general science, physics, and physics teaching. The department also administers interdisciplinary offerings in pre-engineering, science literacy, integrated science teaching, and physical science teaching.
Physics faculty study a wide range of research topics including condensed matter, optics, space physics, and plasma physics.

Scholarship Applications for 2019 - 2020

We have five scholarships for undergraduates who are physics majors.  You can get information about the scholarships by clicking the scholarship link in the left bar.  You will find application forms on the scholarship site too.

Physics Honor Society

The department’s honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma, is the official honor society of the physics profession. Through election to Sigma Pi Sigma, distinctive achievement and high scholarship in physics is recognized and celebrated. Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor outstanding scholarship in physics; to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels; to promote an attitude of service in its members toward their fellow students, colleagues and the public; and to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics. The faculty adviser and a committee of active Sigma Pi Sigma members nominate prospective members.