Spring 2015 Teaching:
ASTR 1200 "Stars & Galaxies"
introduces students to the amazing recent developments in modern astronomy.
We are part of the first generation of humans to see the cosmos in
all wavelengths of the spectrum due to access to space and electronic
technology. Telescopes are mapping the cosmos at radio, infrared,
visible, ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths.
Owing to the finite speed of light, telescopes are time-machines.
The deeper we look into space the farther we look back in time.
Thus, we can observe 13.7 billion years of cosmic evolution.
Class: Meets Tuesdays at 3:30 - 4:45 PM in Benson 180 and
Thursdays at 3:30 - 4:45 PM in the Fiske Planetarium.
Office hours: Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:00 PM; Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 PM, or by appointment.
Course Materials (lectures, homework, solutions)
Research and Outreach:
The insterstellar medium, star formation, feedback and the self-regulation of star formation.
Formation of clusters and massive stars. Protostellar outflows and jets.
Molecular Clouds. Astrobiology. Black-holes and cosmology.
Observations from visual to radio wavelengths. Instrumentation. Major recent projects
Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey
Herschel Galactic Plane Survey (Hi-GAL).
Recent PhD receipients:
Current senior graduate student:
I give popular talks on astronomy and cosmology to the general public and
amateur astronomy groups. Bo Reipurth and I have written a popular
The Birth of Stars and Planets
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