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Physics & Astronomy

College of Arts & Sciences

Research in Astronomy at ETSU

ETSU has five Ph.D. Astronomers among their faculty, conducting research on a wide variety of topics including interacting galaxies, the intergalactic medium, hot stars, stellar winds, and variable stars.   In their research, the ETSU astronomers use a wide variety of other telescopes, including the:

ETSU is part of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy, which operates a 0.9 meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.   ETSU faculty and students also use the 14-inch telescope at the Harry D. Powell Observatory near the ETSU campus for astronomical research.  

ETSU Astronomers are also involved in theoretical projects on a wide range of topics, including the:

  • intergalactic medium
  • stellar atmospheres
  • and hot stars.

Web pages of ETSU Astronomers:
Dr. Mark L. Giroux
Dr. Gary D. Henson 
Dr. Richard Ignace
Dr. Donald G. Luttermoser
Dr. Beverly Smith

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