Astronomy has often been called “the original science”, and is in fact one of the Seven Liberal Arts of classical education. The Astrophysics Group at Shepherd, housed within the Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences, consists of faculty and students engaged in research and outreach. We have several ongoing research programs in cosmology, observational astronomy, astronomy education, and historical astronomy. This research serves as the foundation of the Group, keeping us immersed in the dynamic fields of astronomy and astrophysics. Our continued publication and presentation activities in these fields keep our course offerings current and meaningful. We also focus on a mission of outreach, serving the Shepherd University community and the greater public at large by sharing the wonders of the Universe with them.