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Please feel free to contact the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics for any assistance you may need.

Physical address:
A&A Student Affairs Office
SERF 3rd Floor, Suite 322

Hours:
Mondays, 8:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesdays, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesdays, 8:00am - 3:30pm
Thursdays, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Fridays, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Current UC San Diego Undergraduate Students, please submit your questions via the Virtual Advising Center

General mailing addrress:
University of California, San Diego
Recipient's Name
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0424
La Jolla, CA 92093-0424  USA

 

Departmental Leadership

For inquiries regarding the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics please contact:

Chair, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, 

Professor Alison Coil

 

 

Chief Administrator Officer (CAO),

Wendy Han

 

Graduate Program

For academic matters in the Graduate Program please feel free to contact the following individuals:

Vice-Chair for Graduate Education, Distinguished Professor Pat Diamond

For graduate admission inquries, please contact astrophd-inquiry@ucsd.edu

 

Undergraduate Program

Current students please contact Student Affairs through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

For undergraduate general inquries, please contact astro-advising@ucsd.edu

Vice-Chair for Undergraduate Education, Associate Professor Quinn Konopacky

Communications & News

For communication & press inquiries in Astronomy & Astrophysics please contact:

Communications Committee Chair, Associate Professor Sandstrom

Director of Communications, School of Physical Sciences, Michelle Franklin

AY23/24 Departmental Committees

The A&A department has several internal commitees for departmental governance for academic year 2023/2024. The following are the list of committes and committee chairs.

  • Graduate Admissions & Recruitment: Chair Q. Konopacky (Fall quarter) & Chair A. Burgasser (Winter/Spring)
  • Graduate Advisory Commtitee: Chair S. Wright
  • Policy Task Force: Chair K. Sandstrom
  • Space and Computing: Chair K. Arnold
  • Colloquium and Journal Club:  Chair C. Theissen
  • EDI and Climate: Chair D. Tytler
  • Outreach: Chair Q. Konopacky
  • Communication: Chair K. Sandstrom
  • Academic Senate Representative: A. Burgasser (Representative), P. Diamond (Alternate)
  • Astronomy Graduate Council Represenative: Ilyse Clark and Lindsey Hands

A&A Webpage Credits

Webage Image Credits

  • Homepage Banner Images
    • Banner 1: Geisel Library; Photograph by Gregory U. Jauregui, Astronerd.us 
    • Banner 2: W. M. Keck Observatory; Photograph by Laurie Hatch Photography.
    • Banner 3: NASA James Webb Space Telescope Carinae Nebulae.
    • Banner 4: Simons Observatory; Photograph by Prof. Brian Keating.
    • Banner 5: Lick Observatory Main Building; Courtesy UCO by Rick Baldridge, Andy Macica, Patrick Maloney, Keith Wandry,  Laurie Hatch Photography.