Department of Astrophysics & Planetary Science

Welcome to the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Villanova University!


We offer a Bachelor of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics, as well as a minor. Please check our requirements for both the major and minor, as well as the core program requirements. The Department encourages joint faculty - student research projects utilizing on and off site facilities including Space Telescope and other astronomical satellites.

News & Events

Please call Larry DeWarf our observatory director, in advance if you plan to visit with a group of people. The phone number is 610.519.4820. You can visit our observatory from 7:00 to 9:00 PM EST -- 8:00 to 10:00 PM DST Monday thru Thursday when classes are in session.

Sponsored Colloquium

All colloquia are held in Mendel Hall except as noted. Call the department office, (610)519-4820, for more information.

Please check back for our updated schedule of colloquia.

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Contact Information

Chairman: Edward L. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Villanova University
Mendel Hall, Rm. 456
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Ph: 610-519-4820

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