Here’s a re-post from June. If you haven’t taken this seminar yet, please consider it. The seminar is especially important for students now entering the major.
I would like to bring your attention to our seminar Astronomy 2895. This seminar is intended for first- and second-year students, but anyone can take it. The course description reads
Prospective astronomy majors will meet weekly with different astronomy faculty to learn about current research topics, facilities, and opportunities available in the undergraduate astronomy program.
In the upcoming semester, we will have several lectures and Q/A sessions with faculty, postdocs, and senior students, who will tell us about their research into astrophysics, physics education, and many other topics. We will also have lots of discussion on study habits and survival skills for Astro majors, along with small research projects you can undertake in areas that interest you. This is a great way to see the variety of research and teaching opportunities in our department, to meet others who are excited by astrophysics, and (especially for early students) to explore ways to be successful in astronomy or any other topic.
The seminar meets Tuesday afternoons from 4:10 to 5:05 in 1005 Smith Laboratory.