Bateman Physical Sciences Center

The George M. Bateman Physical Sciences Center, wings A-H, is named for the first faculty member with a doctoral degree to be hired at Arizona State Teachers College. Hired by President A.J. Matthews in 1927, Bateman had a daunting assignment: develop the entire science program for the college. There were no college-level courses in biology, chemistry or physics at the time. He taught at ASU for 41 years. As chairman of the college athletic board, he helped guide the construction of Sun Devil Stadium and Packard Stadium.

If you’re a stargazer, you’ll want to visit F Wing where you’ll find the ASU Planetarium. The Planetarium, affiliated with the School of Earth and Space Exploration, offers a schedule of programs suitable for both children and adults and is available for field trips of all age groups. The F Wing also houses the Department of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and the  R. S. Dietz Museum of Geology. The lobby houses one of the world's largest Foucault pendulums, which measures the rotation of the earth.

Street Address

B Wing 875 S. Palm Walk
Tempe, AZ 85281

Building Code

PSB

Building Code: 
PSB
PSC
PSD
PSE
PSF
PSG
PSH
George M. Bateman Physical Sciences Center at ASU's Tempe campusGeorge M. Bateman Physical Sciences Center at ASU's Tempe campusGeorge M. Bateman Physical Sciences Center at ASU's Tempe campus

Bateman Physical Sciences Center, Tempe campus