Research Unit Profile
The Observatory is equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art instrumentation for imaging and spectroscopy in the optical and infrared, and operates one of the first and most productive lunar ranging stations.
Research Unit Affiliated Faculty
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|Barnes, Thomas||Astronomy||His research interests are focused on the use of pulsating variable stars, particularly Cepheids and RR Lyrae variables, to refine Galactic and extragalactic distance scales. Currently he is working …|
|Benedict, George||Astronomy||Hubble Space Telescope Astrometry, Extragalactic Astronomy, Outer Planet Satellite Astrometry, Lunar Ultraviolet Transit Experiment (LUTE)|
|Cochran, Anita||Astronomy||Solar system astronomy; chemical composition of comets; surface composition of asteroids|
|Cochran, William||Astronomy; College of Natural Sciences||Searches for extrasolar planetary systems High-precision measurements of stellar radial velocity variations Variable stars Asteroids Planetary atmospheres Comets|
|Cornell, Mark||Astronomy||LSBs and the Galaxy Luminosity Function He is also currently working on the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment.|
|Endl, Michael||Astronomy||Detection of Extrasolar Planets|
|Gaskell, C||Astronomy; College of Natural Sciences||Dr. Gaskell is interested in active galactic nuclei ("quasars"). These are violent events going on around the supermassive black holes which are found in the centers of all large galaxies. …|
|Hemenway, Mary||Astronomy; College of Natural Sciences||Astronomy education for grades K-16. Public outreach in astronomy.|
|Hill, Gary||Astronomy; College of Natural Sciences||Observational cosmology; radio galaxies and quasars; astronomical instrumentation Hill is also a Project Scientist for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Low-Resolution Spectrograph and the Prime Focus …|
|Lester, Daniel||Astronomy; College of Natural Sciences||Infrared emission lines; abundances in H II regions; infrared studies of star formation; starburst galaxies|
|Macqueen, Phillip||Astronomy; College of Natural Sciences||Instrumentation, CCD detectors; stellar abundances.|
|McArthur, Barbara||Astronomy; College of Natural Sciences||HST Astrometry; search for extrasolar planets.|
|Montgomery, Michael||Astronomy; College of Natural Sciences||Stellar Structure and Evolution: White Dwarfs, A-stars Stellar Pulsation: Lightcurve modeling, Crystallization, Chemical Diffusion, Core/Envelope Symmetry, DARC/WET Long Wavelength Array (LWA)|
|Odewahn, Stephen||Astronomy; College of Natural Sciences||The Galaxy Image Library A Study of Isolated Galaxies Dwarf Hunting in Abell 868 Studies of the Coma cluster The Mid-UV Morphology of Galaxies Star-Galaxy Counts North and South of the Galactic …|
|Ries, Judit||Astronomy||Planetary Astronomy, Astrometry and physical characterization of Near Earth Objects, especially Earth-crossing asteroids. Also works as Lunar Data Analyst for the McDonald Laser Ranging Station.|
|Shen, Juntai||Astronomy||dynamical structure and evolution of galaxies, their formation and interaction with dark matter|
|Tull, Robert||Astronomy||Astronomical instrumentation|