MSUM Planetarium partnered with Prairie Public to present Stars of PBS, the second event of its kind. Prairie Public was on hand with Clifford the Big Red Dog, activities and resources for the 500+ parents and children. Planetarium shows were offered every half hour from 1 pm – 5pm, with all shows seeing a sold out crowd. The Society of Physics Students provided hours of entertainment with their science demos including the “Vortex Canon” and “BoomWhackers”. Scorch was even on hand to meet our youngest future Dragons. Thank you to ALL who helped make this day a huge success. (Jan. 30)
Our mission is to provide excellent undergraduate instruction in physics
and astronomy. In lower division courses, faculty use lecture demonstrations,
cooperative learning methods, hands-on activities, and field trips to
develop a broad working knowledge of physics. In upper division courses,
in addition to the above methods, students learn through cooperative
projects, research with faculty, and hands-on instrumentation and computation
About the Department of Physics and Astronomy
The MSUM Physics and Astronomy program is a student-centered program. We provide
students with educational opportunities in the classroom and outside it in
order to improve their preparation for a career using physics.
We have facilities including a nanotechnology and robotics lab, a student-built
NMR machine, and the Paul P. Feder observatory.
Our faculty have high quality research programs in
space physics, robotics, extragalactic, galactic, and
solar system astrophysics, and physics education. Our undergraduate students
participate in these research programs and gain experience to prepare them
for careers in physics and related fields.