COVID-19 and the Department of Astronomy: The faculty and staff of the Department of Astronomy are available to the community and look forward to a productive spring semester. While Department personnel will be working predominantly remotely so long as the current COVID situation persists, we are available during regular business hours to address any questions and to provide support. The easiest way to contact us is via phone or email, but we will also have several open Zoom rooms for anyone who wishes to “drop in.” Via email, you can request a scheduled meeting online, or, if necessary and conducted safely, a face-to-face meeting. Our contact information:
- General Department inquiries : (575) 646-4438
- Department administrative assistant, Ofelia Acosta: (575) 646-1868, firstname.lastname@example.org, Zoom: https://nmsu.zoom.us/j/4751045525
- Department financial issues, Lydia Medrano: (575) 646-4438, email@example.com, Zoom: https://nmsu.zoom.us/j/5781243122
- Department Head, Jon Holtzman: (575) 646-8181, firstname.lastname@example.org, Zoom: https://nmsu.zoom.us/j/6368956022
Professors can be contacted by their email or phone numbers in the NMSU phonebook, or through Canvas if you are enrolled in an ASTR class.
For the Department policies on operation in the time of COVID, see here
All community events, such as Friday afternoon public talks, Observatory Open Houses, and various school visits and outreach activities, are temporarily suspended until further notice. We are exploring options for how to offer some of these activities virtually.
For all the most reliable and updated information on the COVID-19 pandemic, access to public health services in New Mexico and the continuity of classes online, please see the NMSU COVID-19 website.