- Penn State Science Students Selected to Study at CERN 16 February 2015
- Research in Action: NSF Grant Helps to Further the Search for Earthlike Exoplanets 06 February 2015
- New science from Einstein's greatest discovery is the theme of the 2015 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science 29 January 2015
- Huge New Astronomy Database Now Available to the Public 13 January 2015
The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at Penn State has one of the most productive astronomy research programs in the country, according to a study by the National Research Council. Penn State ranks in the top three (along with Princeton University and the California Institute of Technology) in the NRC Survey-based quality score emphasizing publications and citations per faculty member per year, and number of grants. Additional information about the NRC review of astronomy programs can be found at phds.org, in a summary of the Penn State program prepared by the department, and in a press release from the Eberly College of Science.