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The College of Arts Sciences

About Us

The Department of Astronomy is one of the leading centers for astronomical research in the world. The department places strong emphasis on the participation of students in ongoing research projects and strives to foster an interdisciplinary approach to solving astronomical problems by maintaining strong ties with other departments. Many undergraduate and graduate alumni of Cornell astronomy have become leaders in the field.

Support Astronomy at Cornell

There are numerous ways to support our department. Click here to learn more about Friends of Astronomy, a group of Cornell Astronomy alumni and friends who work to encourage significant interaction between the department and our friends in the wider world.

If you're interesting in giving a gift to support our students, research or outreach efforts, please explore the donation links below: