We are living in a Golden Age for astronomy, and Grinnell College offers its students a range of opportunities to experience the excitement of direct involvement in astronomical observation and investigation. The unusually sophisticated instrumentation at Grinnell's observatory supports activities ranging from casual visual observing to active astronomical research and allows students to do projects that are connected to topics of current interest, such as the expansion of the universe and the behavior of pulsars.
A Thanksgiving Day trip around the sun will determine whether the comet survives for post-feast viewing.
Professor Marc Chamberland’s art merges math lessons with aesthetics, history, and pop culture.
The observatory open house features a globular cluster and the Ring Nebula this Saturday, Nov. 2.
The Grinnell Science Project is committed to developing the talents of all students interested in science and mathematics, especially those from groups underrepresented in the sciences -- students of color, first-generation college students, and women in physics, mathematics and computer science.
Grinnellians use independent studies to explore special topics.
Experience the allure and beauty of the prairie after the sun sets as you explore the College’s Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA).