January: The Orion Nebula

February: Remains of a Massive Star

March: The Cocoon

April: A Grand Pair

May: A Galactic

June: NGC 3628, A
Galaxy on Edge

Images from

Splendor of the Iowa Skies:  



The 2005 ISU Astronomy Calendar

July: The Antennae

August: NGC 7822: Racing to Form Stars

September: Sunspots

October: Aurora Borealis

November: A Dark Nebula

December: Planetary Nebulae

The Color Imaging Process

About the Observatory

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Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University.

Calendars are available at the Iowa State University Bookstore
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Iowa State University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy

Iowa State University's Department of Physics and Astronomy is engaged in internationally recognized forefront research, and is proud to provide outstanding teaching and training for all levels of students who want to become their best.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy currently consists of 45 faculty, about 80 undergraduate majors, and 90 graduate students. Four major research groups span the range of traditional efforts in physics and astronomy - our groups include condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, high energy physics and, of course, astrophysics.

The Astrophysics group operates Fick Observatory - a state-of-the-art astronomical observatory. Fick Observatory is used for research as well as for teaching graudate and undergraduate students. This calendar features some of the glorious sights visible to ISU's telescope under the Iowa Skies.

For a more detailed description of activities within the department, and opportunities for students at all levels, please visit our Web page at http://www.physics.iastate.edu