Mt. Erebus, the most southern active volcano in the world.
On our Department field trip to the Colorado Plateau in 2009, our first glimpse of the Grand Canyon was just as the sun was going down.
Last rays of the sun striking central peak of Bhabha crater just before sunset on the Moon. View from the west looking east.
Asteroid 4-Vesta on the left and a polymict eucrite on the right, a type of meteorite believed to have come from Vesta
E&PS students Leah, Jeff, Dan, Cole, Chris, and Beth, pondering the location of the K-T boundary, Gubbio, Italy, on spring field trip, 2014

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Whether you're interested in studying the world beneath your feet, or worlds farther away, the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences provides the tools for understanding the processes that shape our planet and other solar system bodies. Understanding the Earth system is also the key to addressing many environmental challenges, including climate change, water quality, and sources of energy. More...

Upcoming Events

The Precarious Present - Is Global Warming Inhibiting an Incipient Ice Age?
Crow Hall 201 @ 4:00 pm
Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Exploring the Interior and Climate History of Mars with MRO's Shallow Radar Sounder
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm

Photo of the Week

March 7, 2018: Enjoying the view, somewhere in Utah on our 2011 department field trip
Image credit: Randy Korotev
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