Professor John Bally
Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder

Fall 2020 Teaching:
ASTR 3510: "Observations and Instrumentation I: Imaging"
ASTR 3510 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 include the Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey and the Herschel Galactic Plane Survey (Hi-GAL).

Recent PhD receipients: Adam Ginsburg , Cara Battersby , Allision Youngblood

I give popular talks on astronomy and cosmology to the general public and amateur astronomy groups. Bo Reipurth and I have written a popular book, The Birth of Stars and Planets


Personal Interests:

Various images:

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