Community Engagement

The faculty in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences are involved in many outreach projects in the Baltimore region. A few of these are listed below:

a physics seminar

Department Seminars

The department hosts thought provoking seminars featuring faculty, students or invited speakers every Friday at 11am. Upcoming speakers and topics are posted in the campus event calendar.

Campus Events Calendar
portable planetarium at a school

Portable Planetarium

Our 12’ high portable planetarium allows us to present the cosmos to audiences who can’t travel easily. We can accommodate 20 people at a time, sitting on the floor—more if they are friendly. Planetarium shows can be tailored to the audience, and can contain up-to-the-minute scientific results when appropriate.

Dr Smolyoninova visiting a school

STEM Days at Schools

Department faculty along with Towson undergraduate and master's students aim to attract youth to STEM disciplines by presenting workshops in area schools. Recent full-day workshops at elementary schools include "Magnetic Fields" and "Playdoh Circuits"