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Undergraduate Program

The department offers an outstanding program for Astronomy Majors at Princeton University.  The program is known for its excellence in research and in teaching. Our students carry out three independent research projects, in collaboration with a faculty adviser, on topics that range from planetary science to stars, galaxies, black holes, dark-matter, cosmology,  the early universe, and more. The relatively small size of the department provides a warm and supportive atmosphere, informal and friendly interactions, and a flexible program plan. Our Astronomy Majors -- typically 10 to 15 students -- have access to some of the most advanced observational and computational facilities in the world for research in astronomy and astrophysics.  Follow the links on the left to find out more about the program.

Our Astro Junior class for next year (2017), upon their declaration of the Astro major.

Students Circa 2012

Undergraduate Representative:

Neta A. Bahcall, Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy

Neta with Graduating Seniors

Office Location:
137 Peyton Hall
Campus Phone: 609-258-6065
Voice Mailbox: 86065
Campus Fax: 609-258-8226
E-mail: Neta Bahcall