University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Senior Thesis titles since 1970

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia has a long history of undergraduate involvement in research. The undergraduate degree in Astronomy has been in existence since the 1880’s. Currently, all of our undergraduate majors and some of our minors take a tutorial course (ASTR 4993) during which they receive individual introductions to current theoretical and observational research topics of interest to the faculty. In addition, all of our Astronomy and joint Astronomy-Physics majors write a Senior Thesis (ASTR 4998) which provides an immersion into the research experience. Below is a list of our recent majors, along with their thesis topic and advisor. Also listed are any publications resulting from their thesis work, as well as other publications from their undergraduate careers.

2015-Present

Skipper, Joy

(2017)
Chemical Abundance Verifiction of Candidate Omega Centauri Tidal Debris Stars
[Advisor: S. Majewski]

Promisel, Jacob

(2017)
Investigation of the influence of heating sources on dust temperatures for use in complex molecule formation models
[Advisor: R. Garrod]

Beane, Lucas Spring 2015, Modeling the Pal 5 Globular Cluster Stream, (Advisor: N. Kallivayalil)

Booth, Shawn T. Spring 2015, Analyzing Metal-Bearing Oxide Distribution Around the Red Supergiant VY Canis Majoris, (Advisor:  A. Remijan (NRAO))

Brown, Jacob Spring 2015, GPS: A Growing Influence, (Advisor: P.K. Seidelmann)

Dollhopf, Niklaus Spring 2015, Chemical Complexity in the Shocked Outflow L1157, (Advisor: A. Remijan (NRAO))

Esman, Teresa Spring 2015, Resonances from Atmospheric Electricity at Mars: Results from MGS and MAVEN Magnetometer Observations, (Advisor: A. Verbiscer)

Gilligan, Christina Spring 2015, Searches for Giant Pulsar Emission from Energetic Fermi Millisecond Pulsars, (Advisor: S. Ransom (NRAO))

Hall, Matthew Spring 2015, Searching for Stellar Substructure Using Low Metallicity APOGEE, (Advisor: S. Majewski)

Mullaney, Megan S. Spring 2015, (Advisor: K. Johnson)

Munoz, Jorge Spring 2015, The Habitability of Planets Around M-Type Stars, (Advisor: P. Arras)

Pereira, Carlos Spring 2015, Reading and Discussion, (Advisor: W. Saslaw)

Reiter, J. B. Spring 2015, The Effects of Internal Heating on the Radii of Simulated Giant Gas Planets, (Advisor: P. Arras)

Shepherd, Kyle Spring 2015, An Analysis of Massive Young Stellar Objects in the Lower-Metallicity Spring 2015 Magellanic Clouds, (Advisor: R. Indebetouw)

Stahl, Kevin Spring 2015, Modeling Millisecond Pulsar Pulse Profiles for Wide-Band High-Precision Spring 2015 Timing Observations, (Advisor: S. Ransom (NRAO))

Stewart, Caitlin Spring 2015, , A Study of Water Megamasers in NGC 1320 (Advisor: J. Braatz (NRAO))

Stolcenberg, Kyle Spring 2015, , The Distribution of Dark Matter Spring 2015 (Advisor: W. Saslaw)

Tembe, Mita Spring 2015, Assessing the Feasibility of using Earth-based Radio Telescopes For Measuring Radio Bursts from High Energy Neutrino Interactions with the Lunar Regolith, (Advisor: R. Bradley (NRAO))

Viray, Michael A. Spring 2015, Chandra X-ray Observations of Abell 2626 - the Origin of the Diamond-Shaped Radio Emission in Abell 2626, (Advisor: C. Sarazin)

Xiao, Liting Spring 2015, (Advisor: K. Johnson)

Zucker, Catherine Spring 2015, (Advisor: K. Johnson)

Bailey, Avery P. Fall 2015, Merger Activity and Radio Emission within A2016, (Advisor: C. Sarazin)

Bixel, David Fall 2015, AGN in Dwarf Galaxies, (Advisor: N. Kallivayalil)

Booth, Shawn T. Fall 2015, Investigating the Spatial Structure of HCN Emission in Comet C/2012 F6, (Advisor: Z.-Y. Li)

Coffield, James Fall 2015, Multi-Scale Analysis of Seyfert Galaxies, (Advisor: J. Braatz (NRAO))

Hillenbrand, Thomas Fall 2015, Simulating and Fitting Maser Dynamics in Galaxies, (Advisor: J. Braatz (NRAO))

Trapp, Adam C. Fall 2015, (Advisor: D. M. Whittle)

2010-2014

2005-2009

Beaton, Rachael

(2007)
Three Studies of the Andromeda Spiral Galaxy
[Advisor: S. R. Majewski]
Publications:

  • Beaton, R. L., Athanassoula, E., Majewski, S. R., Guhathakurta, P., Skrutskie, M. F., Patterson, R. J., & Bureau, M. 2005, ''Unveiling the Boxy Bulge and Bar of the Andromeda Spiral Galaxy,'' BAAS, 37, 1387
  • Athanassoula, E. & Beaton, R. L. 2006, ''Unravelling the mystery of the M31 bar,'' MNRAS, 370, 1499
  • Beaton, R. L., Majewski, S. R., Guhathakurta, P., Skrutskie, M. F., Cutri, R. M., Good, J., Patterson, R. J., Athanassoula, E., & Bureau, M. 2007, ''Unveiling the Boxy Bulge and Bar of the Andromeda Spiral Galaxy,'' ApJL, 658, L91
  • Majewski, S. R., Beaton, R. L., Patterson, R. J., Kalirai, J. S., Geha, M. C., Muñoz, R. R., Seigar, M. S., Guhathakurta, P., Gilbert, K. M., Rich, R. M., Bullock, J. S., & Reitzel, D. B. 2007, ''Discovery of Andromdea XIV: A Dwarf Spheroidal Dynamical Rogue in the Local Group?'' ApJL, 670, L9

Caldwell, Megan

(2007)
An Examination of the Possible Molecular Origins of Life
[Advisor: R. T. Rood]

Christensen, Danielle

(2007)
Galileo, Religion, and Science
[Advisor: P. K. Seidelmann]

Franks, Caitlin

(2007)
Analysis of T Tauri Stars: DR Tau and LkCa15
[Advisor: J. Bary]

Hippert, Rachel A.

(2007)
Effective Learning Devices for Teaching Astronomy in School Districts with Limited Resources
[Advisor: E. M. Murphy]

Hopkins, Matthew

(2007)
Limits on Interstellar Migration: The Maximum Governable Area
[Advisor: R. T. Rood]

Miller, Mary L.

(2007)
Calculating the Electron Temperature of Sagittarius B2(N-LMH) with Radio Recombination Lines from 1-48 GHz
[Advisor: A. Remijan]

Abadeer, Maher Nazih

(2006)
Introduction to Modern Day Physics
[Advisor: P. K. Seidelmann]

Kanov, Kalin Nikolaev

(2006)
Chandra Observations of the Interaction of the Radio Source and Cooling Core in Abell 2063
[Advisor: C. L. Sarazin]
Publications:

  • Kanov, K. N., Sarazin, C. L., & Hicks, A. K. 2006, ''Chandra Observations of the Interaction of the Radio Source and Cooling Core in Abell 2063,'' ApJ, 653, 184

Poblete, Mark

(2006)
The Concordance LCDM Model: A Look into the Universe
[Advisor: D. M. Whittle]

Rivera, Christopher

(2006)
The Binarity of the GK Tau System
[Advisor: M. F. Skrutskie]

Crisp, Andrew

(2005)
Spectroscopic Study of B Stars in the Open Cluster NGC2169
[Advisor: D. A. McDavid]
Publications:

  • McDavid, D. & Crisp, A. 2007, ''The Upper Main Sequence of the Open Cluster NGC 2169,'' Active OB-Stars: Laboratories for Stellar and Circumstellar Physics, ASP Conference Series 361, 370

Cole, Laura

(2005)
1.28 and 2.2-micron Observations of Titan and Rhea at Opposition
[Advisor: M. F. Skrutskie]


2004-2000

Hershley, Heather

(2004)
Characterizing the Dark Current of the SU320-1.7T1 InGaAs Array at Cryogenic Temperatures
[Advisor: M. F. Skrutskie]

Spring, Justin

(2003)
Chandra X-Ray Observations of AWM 7
[Advisor: C. L. Sarazin]

Ayub, Hina F.

(2002)
Using the 2MASS Survey to Search for Globular Cluster Tidal Tails
[Advisor: S. R. Majewski]
Publications:

  • Law, D. R., Majewski, S. R., Skrutskie, M. F., Carpenter, J. M., & Ayub, H. F. 2003, ''2MASS Studies of Differential Reddening across Three Massive Globular Clusters,'' AJ, 126, 1871

Moore, Stuart

(2002)
History of Astronomical Photography
[Advisor: P. K. Seidelmann]

Mowery, Ashley

(2002)
A Search for Galactic Fountain Gas
[Advisor: E. M. Murphy]

Powell, Howard B.

(2002)
Small Radio Telescope Control System
[Advisor: E. M. Murphy]

Soinski, Tiffany L.

(2002)
A Study of Radio Flares from V711 Tau, UX Ari, and Β Per
[Advisor: M. T. Richards]
Publications:

  • Soinski, T. L. & Richards, M. T. 2002, ''The Long-term Characteristics of Radio Flares from V711 Tau, Β Per and UX Ari,'' BAAS, 34, 653

Tyndall, David

(2002)
Millimeter and Submillimeter Observations of Formaldehyde in DR21(OH)
[Advisor: H. A. Wootten]

Adams, Elena Y.

(2001, Applied Math)
Construction of a Fiber Optic Spectrograph for the Fan Mountain 1-m Telescope
[Advisor: S. R. Majewski]
Publications:

  • Crane, J. D., Majewski, S. R., Patterson, R. J., Skrutskie, M. F., Adams, E. Y., & Frinchaboy, P. M. 2005, ''The Fan Observatory Bench Optical Spectrograph (FOBOS),'' PASP, 117, 526

Alltop, Jennifer L.

(2001)
A Washington Photometry Study of the Andromeda II Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
[Advisor: S. R. Majewski]

Forestell, Amy D.

(2001)
A Search for Extratidal Stars Around the Globular Cluster NGC 288
[Advisor: S. R. Majewski]
Publications:

  • Forestell, A. D., Majewski, S. R., Westfall, K. B., Patterson, R. J., & Kunkel, W. E. 2001, ''The Extended Structure of the Globular Cluster NGC 288,'' BAAS, 33, 1385

Handy, John

(2001)
Studies of Spherical Accretion
[Advisor: S. Balbus]

Keeney, Brian A.

(2001)
The Proper Motion of the Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal
[Advisors: D. Dinescu, S. R. Majewski]

Ponce, Veronica C.

(2001)
A Washington Photometry Study of the Pyxis Globular Cluster
[Advisor: S. R. Majewski]
Publications:

  • Williamon, R. M., Van Hamme, W., Torres, G., Sowell, J. R., & Ponce, V. C. 2005, ''The Eclipsing Binary System AR Monocerotis,'' AJ, 129, 2798

Taylor, Joshua Eric

(2001)
Cosmology Enters the 21st Century
[Advisor: J. F. Hawley]

Westfall, Kyle B.

(2001)
Discovery of Extratidal Stars Around the Sculptor Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
[Advisor: S. R. Majewski]
Publications:

  • Westfall, K. B., Ostheimer, J. C., Frinchaboy, P. M., Patterson, R. J., Majewski, S. R., & Kunkel, W. E. 2000, ''Exploring the Extended Structure of the Sculptor Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy,'' BAAS, 33, 718
  • Forestell, A. D., Majewski, S. R., Westfall, K. B., Patterson, R. J., & Kunkel, W. E. 2001, ''The Extended Structure of the Globular Cluster NGC 288,'' BAAS, 33, 1385
  • Frinchaboy, P. M., Rhee, J., Ostheimer, J. C., Majewski, S. R., Patterson, R. J., Johnson, W. Y., Dinescu, D. I., Palma, C., & Westfall, K. B. 2002, ''The Metallicity Distribution of ω Centauri,'' in Omega Centauri, A Unique Window in Astrophysics, ASP Conference Proceedings, 265, 143
  • Majewski, S. R., Patterson, R. J., Palma, C., Westfall, K. B., Siegel, M. H., Ostheimer, J. C., Frinchaboy, P. M., Link, R., Sohn, S., Kunkel, W. E., & Johnston, K. V. 2002, Modes of Star Formation and the Origin of Field Populations, ASP Conference Series, 285, 199
  • Majewski, S. R., Muñoz, R. R., Westfall, K. B., & Patterson, R. J. 2005, ''Dynamics of Disrupting Milky Way Satellite Galaxies and Tidal Streams,'' Stellar Astrophysics with the World’s Largest Telescopes: AIP Conference Proceedings 752, 194
  • Westfall, K. B., Majewski, S. R., Ostheimer, J. C., Frinchaboy, P. M., Kunkel, W. E., Patterson, R. J., & Link, R. 2006, ''Exploring Halo Subsctructure with Giant Stars. VIII. The Extended Structure of the Sculptor Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy,'' AJ, 131, 375

Crawford, Steven M.

(2000)
Deep Multicolor Galaxy Studies to B ~ 26
(Harrison Prize Winner)
[Advisor: S. R. Majewski]
Publications:

  • Crawford, S. M., Majewski, S. R., & Bershady, M. A. 2000, ''UBVRI Galaxy Counts to B ~ 25,'' BAAS, 32, 884
  • Crawford, S. M., Majewski, S. R., & Bershady, M. A. 2001, ''Analysis of Galaxy Count Variations,'' Deep Fields, ESO Astrophysics Symposia, 152

Knez, Claudia

(2000)
Spectral Modeling of Protostellar Jets
[Advisor: Z.-Y. Li]
Publications:

  • Knez, C. & Ringwald, F. A. 1999, ''A Cosmic Masquerade: Are Novae Disguised Black Holes?'' BAAS, 31, 1422

Pereira, Divya

(2000)
Quantitative Description of HB Morphology and the Second Parameter Problem
[Advisor: R. T. Rood]
Publications:

  • Landsman, W. B., Catelan, M., O’Connell, R. W., Pereira, D., & Stecher, T. P. 2001, ''Integrated UV fluxes and HB morphology of Globular Clusters,'' BAAS, 33, 1385

 


1999-1995

Butler, Tracy O.

(1999)
Periodicities Obtained from Radio Flare Data from Algol and HR 1099
[advisor: M. T. Richards]

Johnson, Winfrey Y.

(1999)
The Metallicity Distribution of ω Centauri
[Advisor: S. R. Majewski]
Publications:

  • Johnson, W. Y., Majewski, S. R., & Ostheimer, J. C. 1998, ''Distribution of Giant Stars in High Galactic Latitude Fields,'' BAAS, 30, 770
  • Majewski, S. R., Patterson, R. J., Dinescu, D. I., Johnson, W. Y., Ostheimer, J. C., Kunkel, W. E., & Palma, C. 2000, ''ω Centauri: Nucleus of a Milky Way dwarf Spheroidal?'' The Galactic Halo : From Globular Cluster to Field Stars, Proceedings of the 35th Liege International Astrophysics Colloquium, 619
  • Frinchaboy, P. M., Rhee, J., Ostheimer, J. C., Majewski, S. R., Patterson, R. J., Johnson, W. Y., Dinescu, D. I., Palma, C., & Westfall, K. B. 2002, ''The Metallicity Distribution of ω Centauri,'' in Omega Centauri, A Unique Window in Astrophysics, ASP Conference Proceedings, 265, 143

Wescott, Janet

(1999) 
The History of the McCormick Observatory
(Joint History and Astronomy Thesis)
[Advisors: S. R. Majewski and Karen Parshall (History)]
Publications:

Wesson, Karen H.

(1999)
Truncated Exponential Disks in Edge-on Spiral Galaxies 
[Advisor: R. de Grijs]
Publications:

  • de Grijs, R., Kregel, M., & Wesson, K. H. 2001, ''Radially truncated galactic discs,'' MNRAS, 324, 1074

Arnold, Elizabeth G.

(1998)
Examining the Possibility of Life on Mars 
[advisor: R. T. Rood]

Drinkwine, Benjamin J.

(1998)
Several Globular Cluster Projects 
[advisor: R. T. Rood]

Edgar, James H. III

(1998)
An approach to placing an upper limit on Ω using the probabilistic distribution function for galaxy clustering 
[advisor: W. C. Saslaw]
Publications:

  • Saslaw, W. C., & Edgar, J. H. 2000, ``High Redshift Clustering and Ω_o'' ApJ, 534, 1

Ostheimer, James A.

(1998)
A Search for Tidal Stellar Debris from the Magellanic Clouds 
[advisor: S. R. Majewski]
Publications:

  • Ostheimer, J. C., Majewski, S. R., & Kunkel, W. E. 1997, ''A Search for Giant Stars in the Magellanic Stream,'' BAAS, 190, 5507
  • Sarajedini, A., Claver, C. F., & Ostheimer, J. C. 1997, ''The Properties of the Antlia Dwarf Galaxy,'' AJ, 114, 2505
  • Johnson, W. Y., Majewski, S. R., & Ostheimer, J. C. 1998, ''Distribution of Giant Stars in High Galactic Latitude Fields,'' BAAS, 30, 770
  • Ostheimer, J. C., Majewski, S. R., Kunkel, W. E., & Johnston, K. V. 1998, ''A Search for Tidal Star Streams from the Magellanic Clouds,'' BAAS, 30, 770
  • Majewski, S. R., Ostheimer, J. C., Kunkel, W. E., Johnston, K. V., & Patterson, R. J. 1998, ``A Search for Stellar Tidal Tails from the Magellanic Clouds,'' in IAU Symposium 190, New Views of the Magellanic Clouds

Wilkinson, Howard P. III

(1998)
Stellar Evolution 
[advisor: J. F. Hawley]

Moore, Larry E.

(1997)
Phase-Binned Doppler Images of Interacting Algol-type Binaries 
[advisor: M. T. Richards]

Prok, Yelena A.

(1997)
Three Essays in Nuclear astrophysics: The Nucleosynthesis of Trans-Iron Elements/ Hydrogen Burning/ The Solar Neutrino Problem
[advisor: R. T. Rood]

Scalzo, Richard A.

(1997)
A Simple Analytic Model for Ram Pressure Stripping of Ellipsoidal Galaxies 
[advisor: C. L. Sarazin]
Publications:

  • Scalzo, R. A. & Di Stefano, R. 1996, ''The Probability of Microlensing Detections of Planetary Systems,'' BAAS, 189, 1908

Bowles, Larissa M.

(1996)
An Investigation of Archival IUE Spectra of Algol and RS CVn Binaries
[advisor: M. T. Richards]
Publications:

  • Richards, M. T., Albright, G. E., & Bowles, L. M. 1995, ``Doppler Tomography of Accretion Regions in Algols,'' Astrophys. Space Sci., 224, 547
  • Richards, M. T., Albright, G. E., & Bowles, L. M. 1995, ``Doppler Tomography of the Gas Stream in Short-Period Algol Binaries,'' ApJ, 438, L103

Paravastu, Nagini

(1996)
The Subgiant Branch in Globular Cluster Luminosity Functions
[advisor: R. T. Rood]

Russell, Scot E.

(1996)
Study of Radio and X-Ray Flares in Magnetically Active systems 
[advisor: M. T. Richards] 
Publications:

  • Richards, M. T., & Russell, S. E. 1997, ``Dependence of Radio Flaring Activity on Orbital Phase in Archival Observations of Algol-type and RS CVn Binaries,'' in Tenth Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun, ASP Conf. Ser. 154, 1551

Gardener, Rupert

(1995)
What is Life? Where is Life Located? How Can We Find It?
[advisor: R. T. Rood]

Gardner, Christopher

(1995)
A Study of Numerical Analysis of Hydrodynamic Flows 
[advisor: J. F. Hawley]

Grant, Robert Brian

(1995)
Analysis of H Emission in M82
[advisor: R. W. O’Connell]

Martin, John C.

(1995)
Determination of the Blended Binary Star Β Parameter for the Leander McCormick 26-inch Refracting Telescope 
[advisor: P. A. Ianna]
Publications:

  • Urban, S. E., Martin, J. C., Jackson, E. S., & Corbin, T. E. 1996, ''New Reductions of the Astrographic Cataloge. Plate adjustments of the Algiers, Oxford I and II, and Vatican Zones,'' A&AS, 118, 163

Pickens, Christopher E.

(1995)
Asteroidal Motion at the 4:3 Commensurability with Jupiter
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]

Plett, Karen M.

(1995)
The Origin of Gas Velocities in the Broad Line Region of Seyferts
[advisor: D. M. Whittle]

Saparmin, Norzakiah

(1995)
Lemaitre Model with Galaxies Clustering in the Quasistatic Period 
[advisor: W. C. Saslaw]

Tingley, Brandon W.

(1995)
The Mass of the Crab Nebula
[advisor: R. A. Chevalier]


1994-1990

Acton, Douglas F.

(1994)
Effects of Pulsar Kick Velocities
[advisor: R. A. Chevalier]

Hendrick, Sean P.

(1994)
A Mass Determination for the Cluster A4059 from X-ray Emissions
[advisor: C. L. Sarazin]

Mattson, Caroline J.

(1994)
Doppler Tomography of the Algol-type Binary U Sagittae
[advisor: M. T. Richards]
Publications:

  • Richards, M., Jones, R., Swain, M., Mattson, C., & Albright, G. 1994, ``Doppler Tomography of Accretion Regions in Algols,'' in Proceedings of Circumstellar Matter, An International Conference in Celebration of the Centenary of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, ed. G. Watt.
  • Beers, T. C., Wilhelm, R., Doinidis, S. P., & Mattson, C. J. 1996, ''A Catalog of Candidate Field Horizontal Branch and A-Type Stars. II,'' ApJS, 103, 433

Meadows, Kelly O.

(1994)
Lunar Resource Allocation
[advisor: R. T. Rood]

Mullis, Christopher R.

(1994)
The ENLR of Markarian 78
[advisor: D. M. Whittle]
Publications:

  • Ianna, P. A., Begam, M. C., & Mullis, C. R. 1994, ''Preliminary Parallaxes for Southern Nearby Stars,'' BAAS, 185, 2203
  • Mullis, C. R., Begam, M. C., & Ianna, P. A. 1995, ''Mistaken Identities for LHS 2067 and LHS 2068,'' PASP, 107, 742

Colley, Wesley N.

(1993)
Elliptical Contour Fitting of Stellar Images from PDS Microdensitometry with application to CD-46 1057
[advisor: P. A. Ianna]
Publications:

  • O’Connell, R. W.; Gallagher, J. S., III, Hunter, D. A., & Colley, W. N. 1993, ''Super Star Clusters in M82,'' BAAS, 25, 1413

Horner, Donald J.

(1993)
The Old Open Cluster Cr 110: CCD Photometry
[advisor: P. A. Ianna]

Rogers, Christopher B.

(1993)
Calculation of Possible Points of Origin for Earth-Orbiting Debris
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]
Publications:

  • Goldstein, S. J., Jr. & Rogers, C. B. 1992, ''An Attempt to Calculate Orbital Elements for Space Debris,'' BAAS, 24, 1140

Twardy, Charles

(1993)
Culture and Cosmology: The Philosophy of Mayan Science
[Interdisciplinary Thesis; Astronomy Advisor: L. W. Frederick]

Edwards, Kevin W.

(1992)
Isaac Newton’s Calculation of Distance to a Nearby Star
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]

Finn, Rose A.

(1992)
A Search for Intragroup Gas 
[advisor: C. L. Sarazin]

Jones, Robert D.

(1992)
Doppler Imaging of Β Persei
[advisor: M. T. Richards]
Publications:

  • Jones, R. D., & Richards, M. T. 1992, ``Doppler Analysis of Circumstellar Emission in beta Persei,'' BAAS, 24, 768 
  • Richards, M., Jones, R., Swain, M., Mattson, C., & Albright, G. 1994, ``Doppler Tomography of Accretion Regions in Algols,'' in Proceedings of Circumstellar Matter, An International Conference in Celebration of the Centenary of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, ed. G. Watt.
  • Richards, M. T., Jones, R. D., and Swain, M. A. 1996, ``Doppler Tomography and S-wave Analysis of Circumstellar Gas in beta Persei,'' ApJ, 459, 249

Shipman, David L.

(1992)

[advisor: C. R. Tolbert]

Campbell, Eric T.

(1991)
Predicting an Elliptical Trajectory Using Gauss’s Method of Orbit Determination
(Humanities Thesis in the School of Engineering)
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]

Finney, Charles E. A.

(1991)
Astrographic Search for Saturnian Trojan Asteroids
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]

Rawlings, Michael J.

(1991)
The Link Between Broad and Narrow Line Kinematics in AGN
[advisor: D. M. Whittle]

Anderson, Melanie L.

(1990)
A Study of the Far-Infrared - Radio Correlation for an Optically Selected Sample of Spiral Galaxies
[advisor: J. Condon, NRAO] 
Publications:

  • Condon, J. J., Anderson, M. L., & Helou, G. 1991, ''Correlations between the far-infrared, radio, and blue luminosities of spiral galaxies,'' ApJ, 376, 95

Brecht, Peter J.

(1990)
History of Cosmology
[advisor: J. F. Hawley]

McSherry, Peter J .

(1990)
Exploring Laplace’s Law for Io, Europa, and Ganymede
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]

Olsson, Eric C.

(1990)
Astrometric Observations of Radio Galaxies with One Sided Jets
[advisor: D. M. Whittle]

Stegman, Richard W.

(1990)
A Look at the Time Variability of Solar Neutrinos
[advisor: R. T. Rood] 


1989-1985

Decker, William J.

(1989)
Functional Representation and Simulation of Globular Cluster Main-Sequence Stars
[advisor: R. T. Rood]

Toland, Patrick D.

(1989)
Deceleration of the Earth
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]

Ashe, Gregory A.

(1988)
Steady-State Cooling Flow Models with Star Formation for Normal Elliptical Galaxies
[advisor: C. L. Sarazin]
Publications:

  • Sarazin, C. L., & Ashe, G. A. 1989, ``Steady--State Cooling Flow Models with Gas Loss for Normal Elliptical Galaxies,'' ApJ, 345, 22

Golder, James E.

(1988)
Modelling Objective Prism Observations of Hα Emitting Galaxies
[advisor: D. M. Whittle]

McCeney, Margo M.

(1988)
Analysis of the Data Transmission Requirements and Restrictions of the NASA Space Station
[advisor: R. T. Rood]

Rilee, Michael L.

(1988)
A Subroutine for Computing the Emissivity of Several Coronal Lines 
[advisor: C. L. Sarazin]

Walsh, William G.

(1988)
The Luminosity Dependence of Emission Line Ratios in Seyfert Galaxies
[advisor: D. M. Whittle]

Dinniman, Michael S.

(1987)
Gravitational Lens Modeling with an Analytic King Galaxy and Galactic Cluster
[advisor: C. L. Sarazin]

Berry, James

(1985)
An Evaluation of the IS32 OpticRAM as a Computer Peripheral in an Astronomical Autoguider
[advisor: R. W. O’Connell]

Clegg, Andrew

(1985)
The Wind from a Starburst Galaxy Nucleus
[advisor: R. A. Chevalier] 
Publications:

  • Chevalier, R. A. & Clegg, A. W. 1985, ``Winds from a starburst galaxy nucleus,'' Nature, 317, 44
  • Clegg, A. W. & Chevalier, R. A. 1985, ``The wind from a starburst galaxy nucleus,'' BAAS, 17, 587

Wilder, Michael

(1985)
Deceleration of the Earth’s Rotation from Ephemeris Time Correction
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein] 


1984-1980

Bourland, James

(1984)
Derivation of Proper Motion and Parallax for Boss 2199
[advisor: P. A. Ianna ]

Calleson, Diane

(1984)
Distance to the Praesepe and Pleiades Star Clusters by a Moving Cluster Method
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]

Patterson, Richard

(1984)
Line Locking in SS433
[advisor: C. L. Sarazin ]

Starosta, Boris

(1984)
The Space Distribution of Galaxies in the Lynx-Ursa Major and Perseus-Pisces Superclusters
[advisor: C. L. Sarazin ]
Publications:

  • Haynes, M. P., Magri, C., Giovanelli, R., & Starosta, B. M. 1988, ``A 21 cm Survey of the Pisces-Perseus Supercluster. III - The Region North of +38 Degrees,'' AJ, 95, 607

Harvie, Edwin

(1983)
Solar Modulation of Cosmic Ray Ionization in the Terrestrial Electrical Circuit
[advisor: R. T. Rood]

Magri, Christopher A.

(1983)
Visual Binaries in the Hyades
[advisor: R. T. Rood]
Publications:

  • Haynes, M. P., Magri, C., Giovanelli, R., & Starosta, B. M. 1988, ``A 21 cm Survey of the Pisces-Perseus Supercluster. III - The Region North of +38 Degrees,'' AJ, 95, 607

Reed, Jeffery A.

(1983)
Double Faraday Rotation Toward 3C 27
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]
Publications:

  • Goldstein, S.J., and Reed, J. A. 1984, ``Double Faraday Rotation Toward 3C 27,'' ApJ, 283, 540

Bartell, David M.

(1982)
Project Rescue
[advisor: Glenn Miller]

Donnelly, John M.

(1982)
Astronomical Catastrophes and the Evoloution of Intelligence
[advisor: R. T. Rood]

Heiss, Marina M.

(1982)
White Dwarf Model
[advisor: Glenn Miller]

Kennedy, James M.

(1982)
An Overview of the Soviet Space Program
[advisor: R. T. Rood]

Patteson, Stephen H.

(1982)
Quasar Interaction with an X-ray Emitting Cluster of Galaxies
[advisor: Mark Johnston]

Woods, Phillip R.

(1982)
cD Galaxies: The Problem of MKW and AWM Central Dominants
[advisor: ? ]

Schlecht, Erich

(1981)
Deceleration of the Earth’s Rotation Obtained from Halley’s Solar Tables
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]

Doss, Otis W.

(1980)
The Relationship between Helium and Metal Enhancement of the Interstellar Medium
[advisor: R. T. Rood]


1979-1972

Anderson, James A.

(1979)
A Jovian Satellite Photometer
(Humanities Thesis in the School of Engineering)
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]

Goeller, Lawrence N.

(1979)
A Constraint on Faint Galaxies in the Coma Cluster from 21-cm Observations
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]

Haley, Paul V.

(1979)
Laplace’s Derivation of Galilean Resonance
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]

Barnett, Michael D.

(1978)
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]

Hilldrup, Kerry C.

(1977)
Maximum Observable Solid Angles of the Three Element NRAO Interferometer as Determined for Application of the Observations of Radio Sources in the Field of Globular Clusters
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]

Good, Michael, R.

(1977)
An Analysis of van den Bergh’s New Classification System for Galaxies
[advisor: R. W. O’Connell]

McCutcheon, Robert A.

(1976)
On the Calculation of Asteroid Orbits: A Progress Report
[advisors: S. J. Goldstein and R. W. O’Connell]

Ogburn, T. J., III

(1975)
On the velocity of light three centuries ago
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]
Publications:

  • Goldstein, S. J., Jr., Ogburn, T. J., III, & Trasco, J. D. 1973, ''On the velocity of light three centuries ago,'' AJ, 78, 122

Martin, George E.

(1974)
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein] 
Publications:

  • Martin, G. E. & Ianna, P. A. 1975, ''Parallax and orbital motion of the astrometric binary BD +6 398,'' AJ, 80, 321

Luck, R. Earle

(1972)
[advisor: S. J. Goldstein]