KNAC 2021

Welcome to the 32nd annual Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium meeting, Sep 30th - Oct 2nd 2021!

KNAC Student Research Symposium 2021

Each fall students and faculty from the Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program and the member schools gather together for a student research symposium. The Fall 2021 symposium will be held Sep 30 - Oct 2 2021, and will be hosted, virtually, by Haverford College.

To Register: Please fill in this Registration Form. Zoom links, invitations to join our Slack Channel, SWAG and a T-shirt will be sent to registered participants.

Proceedings: A book of proceedings including either a paper or abstract for all talks and posters is available to download (PDF).

Image above: Haverford College's Strawbridge Observatory. Image credit: Thom Carroll.

Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium

The Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium comprises astronomy faculty and students at eight small liberal arts colleges and universities in the northeast. Their goals are to promote astronomy research among their students and to foster faculty and student interaction among the eight campuses. They sponsor a student exchange program each summer and a student research symposium each fall.

Although originally funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation beginning in 1990, they are now funded by the National Science Foundation, under the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.

More information can be found at

Code of Conduct

Everyone is expected to abide by the following code of conduct in their online interactions with others (via Slack or Zoom).

The success of the KNAC meeting relies on vigorous scientific and technical discourse within a framework of respect for all participants. KNAC will not tolerate harassment, bullying, or persistent unwelcome behavior of one individual or group against another. An individual who wishes to raise a concern about inappropriate behavior should contact Karen Masters (klmasters at haverford dot edu), or any other member of the consortium that they trust.