Astrophysics and Planetary Science offers undergraduate degrees.

Departments/programs/subject areas supported

Major areas of interest include: formation and evolution of planetary systems, astronomical objects and formations, and atomic interactions in space, meterology, astrobiology, and astronomy.

Resources Collected

NOTE: Electronic format is preferred for all Library holdings unless otherwise noted.

  • Academic Journals in electronic (Peer reviewed preferred)

  • Scholarly monographs in electronic and print format (academic and trade press preferred)

Resources and materials collected selectively or by request

  • Audiovisual materials

  • Reference data, handbooks, dictionaries, and other material (electronic strongly preferred)

  • Textbooks, study guides, and supplementary material

Resources not collected

  • Microform

  • Non-Villanova theses and dissertations

  • Ephemera

  • Preprints

  • Government documents

  • Hardware and software manuals

  • Instructor’s materials

  • Juvenile works

  • Manuscripts

  • Pamphlets

Collaborations within the library

 Astrophysics and Planetary Science has strong collaborations with Physics.

Collaborations outside the library

Resource that support Astrophysics and Planetary Science are housed in the Mendel Astronomy Library and are used by students and faculty without checkout. Additional materials are houses in Main Stacks. 

Last reviewed 5/27/2021 by Alfred Fry