The core of the Orion Nebula in near-infrared light (blue & light orange),
and at millimeter-wavelengths (red & cyan) showing the powerful 550 year-old
explosion in the 1.3 mm emission line of carbon monoxide. (Gemini Observatory and ALMA).
Fall 2020 Teaching:
ASTR 3510: "Observations and Instrumentation I: Imaging"
Introduces students to modern astronomical imaging tools and data reduction methods using hands-on and remote operations of telescopes.
Class: Meets Virtually on Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:20-3:35 PM
Office hours: See Syllabus.
Course Materials (Syllabus, lectures, homework, solutions)
Optics & Telescopes for TAs
The PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded form here:
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:
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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