Astronomy Program

The Cal Poly Pomona Astronomy program allows students to pursue fundamental questions about our universe both in classes and through student research.  In particular, the California-Arizona Minority Partnership for Astronomy Research and Education (CAMPARE) program gives students the chance to participate in paid summer research projects in Astronomy, Planetary and Space Science, and Astrobiology at the University of Arizona, the SETI Institute and JPL/Caltech.  Click the images below to learn more about this exciting student research program.

Student Research Opportunities

California-Arizona Minority Partnership for Astronomy Research and Education

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The California-Arizona Minority Partnership for Astronomy Research and Education (CAMPARE) is an NSF-funded network of research opportunities for students at the CSU and community colleges in California. For more information about the program, click on this box or read about the various research opportunities below. Learn More...

University of Arizona Steward Observatory

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Travel to Tucson to participate in cutting-edge astronomy research at Steward Observatory, one of the top research observatories in the world.  Each summer, CAMPARE sends students to work with Steward Observatory astronomers visiting telescopes in the nearby mountains, studying stars in the act of forming, observing "supernova imposters," and more.  Click on this box for more information. Learn More...

Astrobiology and the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI)

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Study extreme forms of life on Earth that may give clues about life's origins, participate in the search for life elsewhere in the solar system, or help build a radio telescope to search for signals from alien civilizations.  All of these are part of the field of Astrobiology, the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. Learn More...

JPL and Caltech

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Work with scientists from JPL and Caltech to study nearby asteroids, dunes on Saturn's moon Titan, and the atmospheres of distant planets outside our Solar System. Click on this box for more information. Learn More...

Academics for Astronomers at Cal Poly Pomona

Physics Major at Cal Poly Pomona

Major

A Physics major, with an emphasis on Astronomy, is the best way to pursue a career in Astronomy or Space Science. Physics majors learn about the way the... Learn More...

Physics/Astronomy Minor

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A Physics/Astronomy Minor is an excellent way to learn more about Astronomy, whatever your major, and also will enhance prospects at places... Learn More...