About the Program
William Ditto Dean, College of Natural Sciences
“The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa provides aspiring astrophysicists an opportunity to receive undergraduate and graduate training, post-doctoral and research positions and unparalleled access to the impressive array of world-class telescopes in Hawai‘i.
We take great pride in the experience and accessibility of our faculty both in the Physics and Astronomy Department and the Institute for Astronomy. The combination of academic achievement, research discoveries, and aloha spirit that welcomes young men and women is found only in Hawai‘i. We invite you to come to learn, to explore, and to discover the newly created BA in astronomy and BS in astrophysics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.”
Guenther Hasinger Director, Institute for Astronomy
“Hawai‘i has some of the best astronomical observatories in the world and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has one of the largest graduate programs in astronomy. I am very excited that we can now add the astronomy and astrophysics undergraduate programs to enable more students to find their passion for a STEM education.”
Pui Lam Chair, Physics & Astronomy
“The University of Hawai‘i is a great place to study astronomy and astrophysics. We have excellent faculty to guide you and teach as you study the science of nature in an ideal location. We are confident these majors will round out the academic offerings that will attract many bright and enthusiastic students to our programs.”
Why pursue a degree in Astronomy?