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: Stephen E. Schneider

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Phone: (413) 545-2076
Office: LGRT-B 619J

Main Office: Connie Milne

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Phone: (413) 545-2194
Office: LGRT-B 619E

Graduate Program Director: Daniela Calzetti

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Phone: (413) 545-3556
Office: LGRT-B 524

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