The Astronomy Program at Appalachian State University


Introductory Astronomy GoTo Lab Facility

Undergraduate Degree Prog.
Astronomy Curriculum
Resources and Facilities


Graduate Degree Program



Astro majors at the San Diego AAS Meeting

Appalachian State offers a concentration in astrophysics as an option in the physics degree program. Show at left are students presenting their research at a meeting of the Americn Astronomical Society, in San Diego.

We also have a graduate program in applied physics which allows a masters thesis to be done in astronomy. Shown at right is recent graduate student Chris True at the 32-inch telescope, which he used to develop a speckle interferometry camera for resolving close binary stars. Chris now works as the Physics and Astronomy Lab Manager at Charleston College in South Carolina.

Chris True setting up to observe