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  • Astronomy Program - The University of Texas at Austin
    New Frontiers in Globular Cluster Research Dr Matthew Shetrone Mar 1 Blakemore Planetarium Midland TX details Feb 28 7 30 PM McMurry University Abilene TX details Freshman Research Initiative Cosmic Dawn Exploring the Universe with White Dwarf Stars Weekly Calendars Astronomy Calendar Physics Calendar Meeting Rooms Calendar Reservations The University of Texas at Austin Campus Maps Visit Astronomy McDonald Observatory Under dark skies in West Texas McDonald Observatory hosts a wide range of research telescopes and instrumentation for astronomers including the 9 2 meter Hobby Eberly Telescope The observatory also welcomes the public with exhibits and talks at the Frank N Bash Visitor s Center and regular star parties in the Rebecca Gale Telescope Park McDonald Observatory Research Facilities Observer Information mcdonaldobservatory org Visit the Observatory Star Parties and Twilight Programs 75th Anniversary In 2014 McDonald Observatory marks 75 years since the West Texas dedication ceremony May 5 1939 Lectures and special events will be held in Austin in the Davis Mountains and many other locations around Texas throughout the year Please join us 75th Anniversary Bashfest 2013 New Horizons in Astronomy The University of Texas at Austin Department of Astronomy and McDonald Observatory hosted the fifth biennial Frank N Bash Symposium New Horizons in Astronomy Oct 6 8 The meeting brought together young researchers at the cutting edge of astronomy and astrophysics to exchange ideas research and visions for the future of astronomy 2013 Frank N Bash Symposium Schedule Photos Giant Magellan Telescope The University of Texas at Austin is a partner in an international consortium of science institutions building the next generation 24 5 meter Giant Magellan Telescope at Las Campanas Chile Construction has begun at this premier viewing site Spincasting of the telescope s third 8 meter primary mirror began in August 2013 at Arizona s Steward

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  • Department of Astronomy - The University of Texas at Austin
    active teaching faculty and twenty four research scientists as well as a number of research associates and postdoctoral fellows maintain activity and research in virtually all areas of modern astronomy In the past several years the faculty have won six of the major awards given by the American Astronomical Society in addition to numerous other honors and fellowships The Department s association with McDonald Observatory located in the Davis Mountains of west Texas provides excellent opportunities in optical astronomy In addition there are strong programs in millimeter submillimeter infrared radio and space astronomy as well as theoretical astrophysics Interdisciplinary work in cosmology between the departments of Physics and Astronomy is facilitated by the newly established Texas Cosmology Center Details of astronomical research going on at the University of Texas at Austin can be found in our research section For published works see the ADS and astro ph links listed by researcher Contact the Department of Astronomy Main phone 512 471 3000 Fax 512 471 6016 Address The University of Texas at Austin Department of Astronomy 2515 Speedway Stop C1400 Austin Texas 78712 1205 For express deliveries including but not limited to UPS FedEx Airborne etc The University of Texas at

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  • UT Astronomy - Graduate Program
    resources to graduate astronomy students The University of Texas at Austin has the sixth largest academic library system in North America the fifth largest in the United States with more than eight million volumes Robert Lee Moore Hall is home to a large Physics Math Astronomy Library and the Astronomy Department itself houses a wealth of astronomical reference materials in the Péridier Library A 16 inch telescope on the roof of Robert Lee Moore Hall and a 9 inch telescope in nearby T S Painter Hall offer students and the public an introduction to the night sky The Astronomy Department and the Observatory also offer up to date computer facilities including sophisticated networks of workstations and personal computers Machine and electronic shops as well as specialized equipment are also available Graduate Astronomy Program The Graduate Program includes courses which will introduce students to the basic ideas of modern astronomy and astrophysics as well as more advanced material including Course Title AST 380E Radiative Processes and Radiative Transfer AST 381 Theoretical Astrophysics AST 381C Gravitational Dynamics AST 382C Astrophysical Gas Dynamics AST 383 Stellar Astronomy AST 383C Stellar Atmospheres AST 383D Stellar Structure and Evolution AST 386 Extragalactic Astronomy AST 386C Properties of Galaxies AST 389 Dynamical Astronomy AST 392D Mathematical Techniques in Astronomy AST 392E Optical Techniques in Astronomy AST 392G Observing Techniques in Astronomy AST 392J Astronomical Instrumentation AST 393F Survey of the Interstellar Medium AST 396C Elements of Cosmology AST 398T Supervised Teaching in Astronomy Additional course information is available in the Graduate Catalog Students select seven courses from a list of ten core courses and two elective courses from the list above Attendance at the Seminar for First Year Astronomy Graduate Students is required during the first Fall Semester We offer a number of advanced courses as well as five seminar series which allow faculty research staff students and visiting scientists to present their current research Throughout their graduate career students carry out research projects designed to introduce them to the frontiers of modern astronomy At the end of their second year students defend their research to date Students have the option of taking a Masters Degree at this time and then continuing with the doctoral program or going directly into the doctoral program without applying for a Masters Degree We have lists of current graduate students and their research projects as well as the research interests of our faculty and research scientists For more information Graduate Admissions Department of Astronomy 2515 Speedway Stop C1400 Austin TX 78712 1205 email Grad Coordinator Podcast Interviews Astronomy graduate student Michael Gully Santiago interviews astronomers Dr Jefferey Silverman and Dr J J Hermes on the KVRX science radio program They Blinded me with Science at the University of Texas at Austin Listen DJ Superdupernova Dr Jeffrey Silverman discusses supernovae White Dwarf Stellar Pulsations Dr J J Hermes talks about white dwarf stars Graduate Brochure Overview of research and personnel at The University of Texas at Austin Astronomy Program Brochure pdf

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  • UT Astronomy - Undergraduate Program
    diversity Explore Our Universe Undergraduate Programs at The University of Texas Brochure pdf Our undergraduate students have the rare opportunity to take classes and conduct research with some of the world s top astronomers After students complete some core courses our faculty research staff offer exciting research opportunities including working with data taken by NASA s telescopes and with ground based telescopes all over the world including our own McDonald Observatory in West Texas as well as projects in theoretical and computational astrophysics We reward excellence in our students through a Freshman Prize for Excellence and numerous merit and research awards for advanced undergraduate students including the Karl G Henize endowed scholarship the Board of Visitors scholarship and the Outstanding Senior Award We provide financial support for our students to travel to conferences and observatories including our McDonald Observatory in West Texas where they benefit from the world s largest telescopes advanced instrumentation and dark skies Undergraduate Awards The Astronomy program helps to prepare undergraduate students for further education in graduate school or and many career paths spanning education research computing government and journalism And above all it gives students the opportunity to join the great intellectual adventures and explorations of astronomy If you have questions please contact us at Student Coordinator Department of Astronomy University of Texas at Austin RLM 15 202AA Austin TX 78712 phone 512 471 3350 fax 512 471 6016 studentinfo astro as utexas edu hours M F 8 12 1 5 PM In the News Amanda Turbyfill wins Best Poster Award at Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics CUWiP Amanda Turbyfill Amanda Turbyfill won the Best Poster Award at the Conference for Under graduate Women in Physics CUWiP held at Louisiana State University in January presenting the latest research in her work with Professor Dinerstein

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  • Astronomy Department Colloquia
    using the Micro lensing Induced Flux Ratio Anomalies of Macro lensed Quasars abstract Paul L Schechter Massachusetts Institute of Technology host Pawan Kumar Feb 11 Tinsley Visiting Scholar Interstellar Matter Group Volatiles in Protoplanetary Disks abstract Klaus Pontoppidan Space Telescope Science Institute STScI host Neal Evans Feb 18 DeVaucouleurs Medalist COLLOQUIUM Connecting Gas to Stars in Galaxies abstract Robert C Kennicutt Jr University of Cambridge UK host Neal Evans Feb 19 CPE 2 208 4 00 PM DeVaucouleurs Medalist PUBLIC LECTURE The Hidden Universe Revealed abstract Robert C Kennicutt Jr University of Cambridge UK host Neal Evans Feb 25 The Seeds of Massive Galaxies abstract Sadegh Khochfar University of Edinburgh host Shardha Jogee Mar 4 Our Galactic Supermassive Black Hole Sgr A The Ideal Testbed for Theories of Accretion and Black Hole Life Cycles abstract Sera Markoff University of Amsterdam host Pawan Kumar Mar 11 Spring Break 10 14 March No talk scheduled Mar 18 Rest frame Optical Spectra A Window into Galaxy Formation at z 2 abstract Alice E Shapley University of California Los Angeles host Steve Finkelstein Mar 25 Tinsley Visiting Scholar Stars Group Hunting the First Generations of Stars and Galaxies abstract Anna Frebel Massachusetts Institute of Technology host Fritz Benedict Apr 1 Title TBA abstract Kevin R Covey Lowell Observatory host Adam Kraus Apr 8 Title TBA abstract Kelle Cruz Hunter College AMNH host Adam Kraus Apr 15 Title TBA abstract Dan A Coe Space Telescope Science Institute host Steve Finkelstein Apr 22 Tinsley Visiting Professor Title TBA abstract Mark E Dickinson National Optical Astronomy Observatory NOAO host TBA Apr 23 Wed 3 PM Tinsley Visiting Scholar Exgal Group MaNGA Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory An IFU Survey of 10 000 Galaxies abstract Kevin A Bundy University of Tokyo IPMU host Niv Drory Apr

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  • Astronomy Department - Weekly Calendar
    RLM 15 216B ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM The Seeds of Massive Galaxies Sadegh Khochfar University of Edinburgh WEDNESDAY February 26 2014 12 00 PM Noon RLM 15 216B STELLAR SEMINAR No talk scheduled 3 00 PM RLM 15 216B EXTRAGALACTIC SEMINAR being held this week in the Cosmos Seminar time slot Quo Vadis Galaxy Formation Sadegh Khochfar University of Edinburgh 4 15 PM RLM 4 102 PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM The Physics that Keeps Your Lungs Clean Richard Superfine University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill THURSDAY February 27 2014 3 30 PM RLM 15 216B EXTRAGALACTIC SEMINAR No talk scheduled today The Exgal Seminar has moved this week to the Cosmos Seminar time slot on Wednesday 26 Feb 3 PM FRIDAY February 28 2014 12 00 PM Noon Campus Club Carillon Restaurant 1900 University Avenue ASTROPHYSICS LUNCH Host Paul Shapiro University of Texas at Austin 2 00 PM RLM 15 216B PLANETS LIFE ISM SEMINAR Star Formation Relations in the Galactic Plane Nalin Vutisalchavakul University of Texas at Austin March 3 March 7 2014 MONDAY March 3 2014 3 30 PM RLM 15 216B THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICS SEMINAR Inverse Compton drag of a Highly Magnetized GRB jet in a Stellar Envelope Chiara Ceccobello University of Amsterdam Netherlands TUESDAY March 4 2014 3 30 PM RLM 15 216B ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM Our Galactic Supermassive Black Hole Sgr A The Ideal Testbed for Theories of Accretion and Black Hole Life Cycles Sera Markoff University of Amsterdam Netherlands WEDNESDAY March 5 2014 12 00 PM Noon RLM 15 216B STELLAR SEMINAR Searching for the Progenitors of Weak G Band Stars C O and Li Abundances across the Hertzsprung Gap Jens Adamczak University of Texas at Austin 3 00 PM RLM 15 216B COSMOS SEMINAR No talk scheduled 4 15 PM RLM 4 102 PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM Title TBA Swadesh

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  • UT Astronomy - Directory
    7774 RLM 15 310B email Kumar Pawan Prof 512 471 3412 RLM 17 204 email Lacy John Prof 512 471 1469 RLM 15 310C email Lambert David Dir McD Obs 512 471 3300 RLM 15 208 email 512 471 7438 RLM 16 316 email 432 426 3670 House A Observatory Lee Jeong Eun Visiting Prof 512 471 1008 RLM 15 316 email Milosavljevic Milos Assoc Prof 512 471 3397 RLM 17 220 email Nather Edward Prof Emeritus 512 471 6417 RLM 16 234 email Robinson Edward L Prof 512 471 3401 RLM 17 318 email Scalo John Prof 512 471 6446 RLM 15 318 email 512 478 2748 home office Shapiro Paul Prof 512 471 9422 RLM 16 204 email 512 471 3456 lab RLM 16 302 lab Shields Gregory Prof Retired email Sneden Chris Prof 512 471 1349 RLM 17 206 email Weinberg Steven Prof 512 471 4394 RLM 9 306 email Wheeler J Craig Prof 512 471 6407 RLM 17 230 email Wills Derek Prof 512 471 1392 RLM 13 136 email Winget Don Prof 512 471 3404 RLM 16 236 email 512 471 6417 lab RLM 16 234 lab Search Personnel by name Adamczak Jens Adame Alonso Agarwal Meghann Allison Peggy Balderrama Edmundo Barna Joel W Barnes III Thomas G Bash Frank Bell Keaton Benedict G Fritz Benningfield Damond Beranek Lana Bramlett Steve Breger Michel Britton Eileen Bromm Volker Brooks Cynthia Bruegging Terry Brugamyer Erik Bryan James Bryant Randy Busby Mary K Caldwell Anneke Caldwell John Cambell Bruce Cantu Jr Enrique Cantwell Emma Carballido Agusto Cash Mark A Castanheira Barbara Chiang Yi Kuan Choi Jun Hwan Chonis Taylor Cianciolo Frank Cochran Anita Cochran William Cournoyer Daniel Crawford Cindy Crawford Thomas Crook Carol Crook Darrin Cross Stuart Crumley Patrick D Aloisio Anson Damm George Davis Angela Davis Kay Davis Nancy Deglman Frank Diekmann James Dinerstein Harriet Donihoo Elizabeth Doss David Drory Niv Duncan Rob Eakins Lara Edmonston Doug Edwards Gordon Ellliott Linda Endl Michael Evans Neal Falcon Ross Finkelstein Keely Finkelstein Steven Fowler James R Frasch Dotty Froning Cynthia Fuechsl Rachel Garcia Anthony Gebhardt Karl Geiger Suzanne Gibson Coyne Goertz John Gomez Thomas Good John Granado Tricia Green Joel Green Rachel Grigas Michelle Gullikson Kevin Gully Santiago Michael Guynes Kelly Harned Kenny T Harrold Sam Harvey Paul Hemenway Mary Kay Henry Robyn Hensel David Hernandez Raul Hernandez Roberto Hill Gary Hill Peter Hollek Julie Hope Kenneth Hosier Bart Hummel Jacob Jaacks Jason Jaffe Daniel Jardel John Jefferys William H Jeon Myoungwon Jogee Shardha Johnson Marshall Johnson Rebecca Jumper Kevin Jung Intae Kaplan Kyle Kennedy Louis Kormendy John Kraus Adam Kriel Herman Kuehne John Kumar Pawan Lacy John Lambert David Landriau Martin Lavender Leo Leck Ron Lee Hanshin Lee Jeong Eun Lester Daniel Li Bohua Lindner Chris Livermore Rachael Lu Wenbin Mace Kevin MacQueen Phillip Mann Andrew Marion Howie Martin Jerry N Mason Cloud McArthur Barbara McKay Adam McLinden Emily Mentuch Cooper Erin Merello Manuel Meschiari Stefano Meyer Judy Meyer Kevin Milosavljevic Milos Montgomery Mike Morris Paul Mosier Mike

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  • UT Astronomy - Directory
    Intae Grad Stu 512 471 3447 RLM 16 220 email Kaplan Kyle Grad Stu 512 471 7418 RLM 17 312 email Li Bohua Grad Stu 512 471 8443 RLM 16 212 email Lindner Chris Grad Stu 512 471 8414 RLM 17 307 email Lu Wenbin Grad Stu 512 471 8275 RLM 16 312 email Merello Manuel Grad Stu 512 471 3647 RLM 15 310F email Mulligan Brian Grad Stu 512 471 0445 RLM 16 216 email Park Hyunbae Grad Stu 512 471 8443 RLM 16 212 email Riddle Andrew Grad Stu 512 471 3447 RLM 16 220 email Ritter Jeremy Grad Stu 512 471 8443 RLM 16 212 email Safranek Shrader Chalence Grad Stu 512 471 7460 RLM 16 307 email Santana Rodolfo Grad Stu 512 471 3466 RLM 16 318 email Schaeuble Marc Grad Stu 512 471 3453 RLM 16 308 email Sluder Alan Grad Stu 512 471 6858 RLM 16 327 email Smith Aaron Grad Stu 512 232 3958 RLM 15 203 email Song Mimi Grad Stu 512 471 3415 RLM 17 308 email Stevans Matt Grad Stu 512 471 0445 RLM 16 216 email Tsang Tsz Ho Benny Grad Stu 512 471 3466 RLM 16 318 email Vutisalchavakul Nalin Grad Stu 512 471 3387 RLM 15 310E email Yang Yao Lun Grad Stu 512 232 3958 RLM 15 203 email Yu Mo Emma Grad Stu 512 471 3647 RLM 15 310F email Search Personnel by name Adamczak Jens Adame Alonso Agarwal Meghann Allison Peggy Balderrama Edmundo Barna Joel W Barnes III Thomas G Bash Frank Bell Keaton Benedict G Fritz Benningfield Damond Beranek Lana Bramlett Steve Breger Michel Britton Eileen Bromm Volker Brooks Cynthia Bruegging Terry Brugamyer Erik Bryan James Bryant Randy Busby Mary K Caldwell Anneke Caldwell John Cambell Bruce Cantu Jr Enrique Cantwell Emma Carballido Agusto Cash Mark A Castanheira Barbara Chiang Yi Kuan Choi Jun Hwan Chonis Taylor Cianciolo Frank Cochran Anita Cochran William Cournoyer Daniel Crawford Cindy Crawford Thomas Crook Carol Crook Darrin Cross Stuart Crumley Patrick D Aloisio Anson Damm George Davis Angela Davis Kay Davis Nancy Deglman Frank Diekmann James Dinerstein Harriet Donihoo Elizabeth Doss David Drory Niv Duncan Rob Eakins Lara Edmonston Doug Edwards Gordon Ellliott Linda Endl Michael Evans Neal Falcon Ross Finkelstein Keely Finkelstein Steven Fowler James R Frasch Dotty Froning Cynthia Fuechsl Rachel Garcia Anthony Gebhardt Karl Geiger Suzanne Gibson Coyne Goertz John Gomez Thomas Good John Granado Tricia Green Joel Green Rachel Grigas Michelle Gullikson Kevin Gully Santiago Michael Guynes Kelly Harned Kenny T Harrold Sam Harvey Paul Hemenway Mary Kay Henry Robyn Hensel David Hernandez Raul Hernandez Roberto Hill Gary Hill Peter Hollek Julie Hope Kenneth Hosier Bart Hummel Jacob Jaacks Jason Jaffe Daniel Jardel John Jefferys William H Jeon Myoungwon Jogee Shardha Johnson Marshall Johnson Rebecca Jumper Kevin Jung Intae Kaplan Kyle Kennedy Louis Kormendy John Kraus Adam Kriel Herman Kuehne John Kumar Pawan Lacy John Lambert David Landriau Martin Lavender Leo Leck Ron Lee Hanshin Lee Jeong Eun Lester Daniel Li Bohua Lindner

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