Find out what field trips you may take while at Clemson…

Visit Clemson’s Planetarium

Hosted by the Physics department, the planetarium is equipped with a highly advanced, full-dome digital theater system, the Digistar 4. Campers will custom design their show according to their interests. Show topics include auroras, air traffic, satellites, galactic nebulae, supernova remnants, black holes, meteors, the motion of the earth, and the color of the skies.


Tour lab of Dr. Marco Ajello

Dr. Marco Ajello

Learn more about Dr. Marco Ajello HERE and HERE

Dr. Ajello is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University. As an Astrophysicist with strong interests in astroparticle physics and cosmology, he studies the evolution of supermassive black holes and galaxies, the generation of truly diffuse backgrounds (from infrared to gamma rays), high-energy transients, and high-energy sources in general. Recently he turned his attention to the evolution of the extragalactic background light and the role of the first stars during the epoch of re-ionization. He works with a number of instruments and telescopes both from the ground and in space, but his all-time favorites are the NASA missions FermiSwift, and NuSTAR

Tour lab of Dr. Gerald Lehmacher

Dr. Lehmacher is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University. As a rocket scientist, he uses suborbital-sounding rockets to study the upper atmosphere. His research is often complemented by radar and satellite data analysis. Dr. Lehmacher is currently working on a NASA-approved sounding rocket experiment “VortEx” to be launched from Andøya Space Center in January/February 2022. On two launch nights, his team plans to launch two rockets each, with instrumented and chemical release payloads, to study gravity wave breaking and mesoscale dynamics below and above the mesopause.

Sr. Gerald Lehmacher

Learn more about Dr. Gerald Lehmacher HERE and HERE

Eat-in Clemson’s Cafeteria

Dining Hall

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*Tours are subject to change based on professor availability