Coming Soon: the 2003 Fick Observatory Calendar

January: The Crab Nebula

February: Our Moon

March: M101

April: Cometary Globule

May: M51

June: NGC 6822


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Splendor of the Iowa Skies:

The 2002 Fick Observatory Calendar

July: RX J2117

August: M22

September: NGC 6888

October: NGC 891

November: NGC 7635

December: M106

The Color Imaging Process

About the Observatory

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Iowa State University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy

Iowa State University's Department of Physics and Astronomy is engaged in internationally recognized forefront research, and is proud to provide outstanding teaching and training for all levels of students who want to become their best.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy currently consists of 45 faculty, approximately 100 graduate students and about 60 undergraduate majors. Four major research groups span the range of traditional efforts in physics and astronomy - our groups include condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, high energy physics and, of course, astrophysics.

The Astrophysics group operates Fick Observatory - a state-of-the-art astronomical observatory. Fick Observatory is used for research as well as for teaching graudate and undergraduate students. This calendar features some of the glorious sights visible to ISU's telescope under the Iowa Skies.

For a more detailed description of activities within the department, and opportunities for students at all levels, please visit our Web page at