Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

AGN (Astronomy Graduates Network)

The Astronomy Grads Network (AGN) serves to represent and promote the interests and visions of graduate students in the Astronomy Department and Space Sciences Building.  AGN also aims to foster a sense of grad student community, and to increase awareness and enthusiasm for Astronomy at Cornell and within the general public.

To these ends, it holds a variety of events each year, including a weekly Grad Student and Postdoc Seminar (often followed by a informal get-together at the "Red Barn"), ice cream socials, informal dinners with Astronomy faculty, and camping trips to nearby dark sky preserves and the Adirondacks and more.

The AGN are actively involved in organizing outreach events for the larger Ithaca community, such as the "Ask an Astronomer" and Halloween "Museum in the Dark" event (the photo shows Carl Ferkinhoff and Michael Lam making Liquid Nitrogen ice cream at this in 2011).

To find out more about AGN, visit our website

This includes various funding/fellowship and outreach resources we've collected, contributed by current and former grad students in the department.