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Department of Earth and Environmental Systems


Observatory updates!  Operational hours for winter 8-10 pm. Access is free!
Access to the observatory is from the south entrance of the science building near the fountain.
  • Tuesday Dec. 5 - Telescopes will be located at the fountain
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  • Friday Dec. 8 - Telescopes will be located on the roof of the science building
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The Department of Earth and Environmental Systems provides students with the opportunity to explore a wide range of environmental, earth, and human systems. Anthropologists, geographers, and geologists, investigate fundamental questions that relate directly to the mechanics of the Earth’s physical processes, the spatial organization of societies, the study of human diversity, and the interaction between people and their environment. The department offers environmentally focused interdisciplinary degrees as well as traditional training in anthropology, geography, and geology. The department emphasizes experiential learning and facilitates student engagement in research.