M51 with the LBT Large Binocular Telescope MODS1 on the LBT Crab Nebula with MODS1 2012 Venus Transit from the roof of Smith Lab - Photo by Matthias Dietrich Horsehead Nebula - astrophoto by Jason Eastman Orion Nebula - astrophoto by Jason Eastman

 
 

Astronomy is the study of the origins, physics, and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole. The principal pursuits of the astronomer are to extend our understanding of the physical nature of the universe and to convey this understanding to students and the general public.

Ohio State astronomers are engaged in research in a number of forefront areas, including searches for planets around other stars, gravitational lensing, the evolution of stars and galaxies, supermassive black holes, clusters of galaxies, the large-scale structure of the Universe, and the origin of the chemical elements in stars and the Big Bang.

People

Jim Beatty
Jim Beatty
Professor and...
Experimental...
Christian Clanton
Christian Clanton
Graduate...
Patrick Osmer
Patrick Osmer
Distinguished...
Quasar...
Dale Mudd
Dale Mudd
Graduate...