Message from the Department Chair

Welcome to Astronomy!

The Universe beyond the sheltering atmosphere of our planet is vast and often mysterious. It is our privilege and goal, in the UC Berkeley Astronomy department, to learn and teach the secrets of the Universe through high-tech experiments, state-of-the-art observations,  intensive computation, deep thought, and innovative educational and outreach experiences. It is our mission to do so in an environment that is welcoming and inclusive. We invite you to join us as faculty, students, postdocs, staff, or supporting community to explore the Universe.
We hope this website connects you with our Berkeley Astronomy community. Please reach out to us as we enjoy sharing our passion for Astronomy with all!
Fiat Lux
Jessica Lu, Department Chair




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Raymond Jeanloz
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