The Department of Earth and Space Sciences is a multi-disciplinary unit encompassing degree programs in astrophysics, geology and earth systems science and space science, Morehead State University's Program of Distinction. As a student in our department, you will play a direct role in conducting fundamental research in areas such as astronomy, geology and applied research in space systems development. Whether your interest is the ground beneath your feet or the stars overhead, MSU offers a science program for you.
At MSU, you will learn from faculty members with diverse scientific experience. From studying the behavior of volcanoes and plate tectonics to collecting data from the farthest reaches of space, MSU’s faculty members have a wealth of experience and knowledge to pass on to you. After graduation you can use what you've learned to pursue a wide range of exciting scientific careers, or to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree. And, MSU’s small class sizes will mean you are much more than a number. With a student/faculty ratio of 18:1, you’ll get personal, one-on-one attention from professors who are invested in helping you reach your full potential and achieve your academic goals.
The Department offers you a unique opportunity to participate in space exploration thanks to the Ronald G. Eaglin Space Science Center. Since the facility opened in 2009, students have been actively involved in the planning, design, construction and operation of numerous satellites launched into space through partnerships with NASA and other aerospace agencies. Once those space craft are in orbit, MSU students gather data thanks to the department’s 21-meter space tracking antenna, located on a mountaintop overlooking campus.
The department also offers learning opportunities to students, MSU faculty and staff members and the general public through the Star Theater. The state-of-the-art planetarium seats up to 90 people for educational programs, laser light shows and more. Teachers can also plan field trips to the Star Theater and access learning resources to coordinate with the program students will be viewing.
Source: Department Website August 2016