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ASTROPHYSICS: EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES
PHYSICAL SCIENCES

The Division of Physical Sciences encompasses the Departments of Astrophysics, and Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Department of Astrophysics
The scientists of the Department of Astrophysics conduct research programs in observational, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. They also provide curatorial support for the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, giving scientific voice to the Dorothy Cullman Hall of the Universe, the Astrobulletin, and the Hayden Planetarium.  Continue to department site >

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Scientists in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences study the evolution and working of our planet. Through a combination of fieldwork and laboratory studies, and drawing on the Department's large collections of rocks and minerals, scientists study questions such as how the earth and other planets formed in the early solar system, what the interior of the earth is made of, how ore deposits form, and how volcanoes work.  Continue to department site >

Also at the Museum Beyond Planet Earth

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