Earth & Planetary Sciences Facilities, Department of Physics, Astronomy and Meteorology
Science Building Image Gallery
Earth and Planetary Sciences Image Gallery
Click to view digital images of: (1) celestial objects taken by WestConn students and faculty at the WCSU Westside observatory and at our affiliated site, the National Undergraduate Research Observatory; (2) students and faculty; (3) facilities and features in Connecticut and elsewhere.
Graduate students concentrating in atmospheric sciences will have access to all the resources that are available to undergraduate students in Meteorology and Earth Science. The Weather Center, an institute within the university, provides professional weather forecasts to local businesses and newspapers, including United Illuminating and the New Haven Register. The Broadcast Room is designed to train students to become television meteorologists.
WCSU also has the benefit of its own astronomical observatory, containing a 20-inch (0.51 m) telescope and a planetarium. The telescope is dedicated to research by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as occasional public viewings. Students and faculty can also observe with a 31-inch (0.79 m) telescope at the National Undergraduate Research Observatory
Our Instrumentation Laboratory contains research-grade equipment, including meteorological and radiometric instrumentation, data loggers and telecommunication systems. Students will also have access to our state-of-the-art Temperature Calibration Facility.
The Science Building contains a computer lab that is open and available to students 24 hours a day. WCSU also has several other computer facilities on both campuses.