About FSU Astrophysics

Our group conducts astronomy and astrophysics research that focuses on star formation, supernova explosions, the cosmic microwave background, and cosmology. Our goals are to help decipher the nature of dark matter, dark energy, and the cosmic dark ages and to understand the origin of chemical elements in stars and stellar explosions. Our efforts strongly benefit from collaborations on a national and international level, and from the research and support of the other groups in the FSU Physics Department.

Pat Thomas Planetarium

Our Planetarium at FSU is used to educate and entertain the community, local and regional K-12 schools, FSU students, home-schoolers, service organizations, clubs, and the general public. For more information and to book a show, visit the Planetarium's Website.

FSU Observatory

The FSU Observatory was constructed on top of the Doak Campbell Stadium in 2019 with support from the FSU Student Technology Fee and the Office of the President. It houses a 17-inch f/6.8 telescope sitting on a direct drive alt-az mount. The primary function of the observatory is teaching and outreach.




Course Offerings

Undergraduate Major

Undergraduate Major


Graduate Study

Journal Club

The weekly journal club meets Friday at 11:45 am-12:45 pm in Keen 621. Vote for papers to discuss on the FSU Astrophysics Vox Charta site. During the pandemic, we are meeting over Zoom.

Seminar Schedule