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Physics and Astronomy

Important Message About CNSM Spring 2022 Courses

All CNSM classes (lectures, labs, seminars, activities), with the exception of students doing research in faculty labs, will be held remotely January 20 - February 4, 2022. Read the entire message about CNSM Spring 2022 courses.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy aims to promote the physical understanding of nature through dedicated research-based teaching, active learning, service, and innovative research at the highest level. Our majors and graduate students collaborate with faculty in experimental and theoretical research and gain hands-on experience with the latest developments in the field, opportunities that prepare them for successful careers in industry and higher education.


Recurring Events

  • Colloquium - weekly
    The Colloquium is a unique opportunity for students to learn about new developments in physics and what physicists do after they graduate.
  • Nights at the Observatory - weekly
    The Physics and Astronomy telescopes are located on the roof of the Hall of Science (HSCI) and are available for use every Tuesday evening during the academic year.
  • PhysTEC DemoDays - monthly
    Teachers from around the area come to CSULB to share some of their best demonstrations.

Special Programs

The following programs are available to CSULB students: