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  • Much more opportunity

    Earth and Space Sciences

  • Much more than a degree

    Earth and Space Sciences

  • Much more affordable.

    Earth and Space Sciences

  • Much more exploration

    Earth and Space Sciences

Department of Earth & Space Science
Space Science Center, Room 101
235 Martindale Drive
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2381
Fax: 606-783-5040

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Department of Earth and Space Science

Bunny suitThe Department of Earth and Space Science is a multi-disciplinary unit encompassing degree programs in astrophysics, geology and earth systems science and space science. As a student in our department, you will play a direct role in conducting fundamental research in areas such as astronomy and areas of geology as well as 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.

Faculty Experience Makes the Difference  

At MSU, you will learn from faculty members with diverse scientific experience. From studying the behavior of volcanoes and plate tectonics to gathering 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 they learn 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. 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.

Explore Much More at MSU

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. More information on K-12 Programs can be found here.

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