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  • Astronomy Program - The University of Texas at Austin
    Dieter Reporting Texas Exoplanet Hunters Transform Assumptions about Life in the Universe UT Journalism major Darby Kendall features the work of planet hunters Bill Cochran Phillip MacQueen and Mike Endl The growing collection of confirmed exoplanets is changing scientific assumptions about life and upcoming projects promise to further revolutionize our understanding A Leap Forward in the Search for Life on Other Planets Reporting Texas and the Austin American Statesman 10 May 2015 McDonald Observatory s Andrew Mann Wins Prestigious Hubble Fellowship McDonald Observatory Press Release 9 April 2015 Astronomers Discover Ancient Solar System with Five Earth sized Planets McDonald Observatory Press Release 27 January 2015 Black Hole Chokes on a Swallowed Star McDonald Observatory Press Release 26 January 2015 Press Office Program News Events 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 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 is underway at this premier viewing site Preparation of the Spincasting oven for the fourth primary mirror continues into 2015 at Arizona s Steward Observatory Mirror Lab Giant Magellan Telescope Overview Images Construction Photos Funding the Texas Share Hobby Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment In August 2013 an upgrade began for the 9 2 meter Hobby Eberly Telescope A widened field of view and 150 integral field spectrographs will

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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
    of Sciences the National Academy of Engineering the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as Pulitzer or Nobel Prize winners The University offers many excellent facilities and 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

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  • UT Astronomy - Undergraduate Program
    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 Undergraduate Advisor Prof John Lacy Assistant Undergraduate Advisor Dr Keely Finkelstein In the News Taylor Hoyt Wins Eva Stevenson Woods Scholarship Taylor Hoyt Among the University s most prestigious the Eva Stevenson Woods Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship has been awarded to third year astronomy and physics major Taylor Hoyt Taylor has been working with Don Winget and Mike Montgomery in the White Dwarf Group This summer he will work in Notre Dame s REU program with Dr Peter Garnavich analyzing spectra of cataclysmic variables using Large Binocular Telescope Data Starting in 2015 16 Taylor serves as Co President of the Astronomy Students Association ASA Astronomy Students Install New Camera Mount at McDonald Ben Helgeson and Sierra Hickman Sierra Hickman and Ben Helgeson members of the White Dwarf Freshman Research Initiative FRI

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  • Astronomy Department Colloquia - Summer 2015
    Revealing the Brightest Galaxies at Cosmic Brunch abstract Matthew Stevans University of Texas at Austin Tue 10 AM July 7 PhD Defense The Development of Replicated Optical Integral Field Spectrographs and their Application to the Study of Lyman alpha Emission at Moderate Redshifts abstract Taylor Chonis University of Texas at Austin Visitors to the Department of Astronomy can find detailed information and maps on our Visiting Austin Page Please report

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  • Astronomy Department - Weekly Calendar
    Opportunities College of Natural Sciences Registrar University Course Schedule Contact Us Department of Astronomy Calendar May August 2015 Summer Session format this week next week May August 2015 TUESDAY May 19 2015 10 00 AM RLM 15 216B QUALIFYING EXAM 2ND YEAR DEFENSE Revealing Massive Galaxies at Cosmic Brunch abstract Matthew Stevans University of Texas at Austin TUESDAY July 7 2015 10 00 AM RLM 15 216B PhD DEFENSE PRESENTATION

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  • UT Astronomy - Directory
    Prof Dept Assoc Chair 512 471 1395 RLM 16 224 email Kormendy John Prof 512 471 8191 RLM 15 326 email RLM 15 324 Kraus Adam Assist Prof 512 471 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 Prof 512 471 7438 RLM 16 316 email Milosavljevic Milos Assoc Prof 512 471 3397 RLM 17 220 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 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 Adame Alonso Adamow Monika Agarwal Meghann Armandroff Taft Arumalla Sudha Balderrama Edmundo Barajas Ernesto Barna Joel W Barnes III Thomas G Bash Frank Bell Keaton Benedict G Fritz Beranek Lana Boyer Carleen Bramlett Steve Breger Michel Britton Eileen Bromm Volker Brooks Cynthia Bruegging Terry Brugamyer Erik Bryan James Bryant Randy Busby Mary K Bustamante Rosell Maria Caldwell Anneke Caldwell John Cambell Bruce Cantu Henry Cantwell Emma 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 Crooks Jimmy Crumley Patrick Damm George Davis Angela Davis Dustin Davis Kay Diekmann James Dinerstein Harriet Donihoo Elizabeth Doss David Drory Niv Duncan Rob Dupuy Trent Dutchover Mary Lou Eakins Lara Edmonston Doug Edwards Gordon Ellliott Linda Endl Michael Evans Neal Feldmeier John Finkelstein Keely Finkelstein Steven Fowler James R Frasch Dotty Froning Cynthia Fuechsl Rachel Gandy Lisa Garcia Anthony Gebhardt Karl Geiger Suzanne Gibson Coyne Gibson Kelly Gnanasambandam Vignesh Maruthachalam Goertz John Gomez Thomas Good John Gordon Dan Gosnell Natalie Granado Tricia Green Rachel Grigas Michelle Gullikson Kevin Gully Santiago Michael Guynes Kelly Harned Kenny T Harrold Sam Harvey Paul Hemenway Mary Kay Henry Robyn Hernandez Raul Hernandez Roberto Hill Gary Hong Sungryong Hope Kenneth Hummel Jacob Indahl Briana Jaacks Jason Jaffe Daniel Jefferys William H Jeon Myoungwon Jogee Shardha Johnson Marshall Johnson Rebecca Juarez Aaron Jumper Kevin Jung Intae Kaman Dallas Kaplan Kyle Kennedy Louis Kidder Benjamin Kim Hwihyun Kormendy John Kowalik Kacper Kraus Adam Kriel Herman Kuehne John Kumar Pawan Lacy John Lambert David Landriau Martin Lavender Leo Leck Ron Lee Hanshin Lester Daniel Li Bohua Livermore Rachael Llanez Brian Lu Wenbin Ludwig Randi Mace Gregory Mace Kevin MacQueen Phillip Mann Andrew Marion Howie Martin Jerry N Martinez Raquel Mason Cloud McArthur Barbara McKay Adam McLinden Emily Meschiari Stefano Meyer Judy Meyer Kevin Milosavljevic Milos Miranda Jimmy Montgomery Mike Morris Paul Mosier

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  • UT Astronomy - Directory
    email Jung Intae Grad Stu 512 471 3447 RLM 16 220 email Kaplan Kyle Grad Stu 512 471 3647 RLM 15 310F email Kidder Benjamin Grad Stu 512 471 8443 RLM 16 212 email Li Bohua Grad Stu 512 471 8443 RLM 16 212 email Lu Wenbin Grad Stu 512 471 8275 RLM 16 312 email Martinez Raquel 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 3446 RLM 16 318 email Santana Rodolfo Grad Stu 512 471 7460 RLM 16 307 email Schaeuble Marc Grad Stu 512 471 0445 RLM 16 216 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 8275 RLM 16 312 email Stevans Matt Grad Stu 512 471 0445 RLM 16 216 email Tippens Rebecca Grad Stu 512 471 3415 RLM 17 308 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 3387 RLM 15 310E email Search Personnel by name Adame Alonso Adamow Monika Agarwal Meghann Armandroff Taft Arumalla Sudha Balderrama Edmundo Barajas Ernesto Barna Joel W Barnes III Thomas G Bash Frank Bell Keaton Benedict G Fritz Beranek Lana Boyer Carleen Bramlett Steve Breger Michel Britton Eileen Bromm Volker Brooks Cynthia Bruegging Terry Brugamyer Erik Bryan James Bryant Randy Busby Mary K Bustamante Rosell Maria Caldwell Anneke Caldwell John Cambell Bruce Cantu Henry Cantwell Emma 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 Crooks Jimmy Crumley Patrick Damm George Davis Angela Davis Dustin Davis Kay Diekmann James Dinerstein Harriet Donihoo Elizabeth Doss David Drory Niv Duncan Rob Dupuy Trent Dutchover Mary Lou Eakins Lara Edmonston Doug Edwards Gordon Ellliott Linda Endl Michael Evans Neal Feldmeier John Finkelstein Keely Finkelstein Steven Fowler James R Frasch Dotty Froning Cynthia Fuechsl Rachel Gandy Lisa Garcia Anthony Gebhardt Karl Geiger Suzanne Gibson Coyne Gibson Kelly Gnanasambandam Vignesh Maruthachalam Goertz John Gomez Thomas Good John Gordon Dan Gosnell Natalie Granado Tricia Green Rachel Grigas Michelle Gullikson Kevin Gully Santiago Michael Guynes Kelly Harned Kenny T Harrold Sam Harvey Paul Hemenway Mary Kay Henry Robyn Hernandez Raul Hernandez Roberto Hill Gary Hong Sungryong Hope Kenneth Hummel Jacob Indahl Briana Jaacks Jason Jaffe Daniel Jefferys William H Jeon Myoungwon Jogee Shardha Johnson Marshall Johnson Rebecca Juarez Aaron Jumper Kevin Jung Intae Kaman Dallas Kaplan Kyle Kennedy Louis Kidder Benjamin Kim Hwihyun Kormendy John Kowalik Kacper Kraus Adam Kriel Herman Kuehne John Kumar Pawan Lacy John Lambert David Landriau

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