General Information

The Department of Astronomy, which is part of the greater Five College Astronomy Department, includes the Astronomy Departments of Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and UMass Amherst. It currently consists of 17 research and teaching faculty (23 total in FCAD), 10 research fellows and associates, 100 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate students.

Email addresses are username @ domain. Domain is unless otherwise noted.

The FAX number for the department is: (413) 545-4223.

All ground mail should be directed to:

University of Massachusetts
Department of Astronomy
710 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9305

Quick Contacts:

Department Head: Daniela Calzetti

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Phone: 413/545-2057
Office: LGRT-B 619J

Graduate Program Director: Grant Wilson

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Phone: (413) 545-0460
Office: LGRT-B 622

Undergraduate Program Director: Ronald L. Snell

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Phone: (413) 545-1949
Office: LGRT-B 517K

Business Manager: Pamela Poissant

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Phone: (413) 545-0909
Office: LGRT-B 619M