Faculty & Staff

Astronomy Faculty

  • Louise Sherwood McDowell and Sarah Frances Whiting Professor in Astrophysics; Professor of Astronomy

    B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of Arizona

    Involved with youth of all kinds: some of the most distant galaxies, the smallest stars in our Milky Way, and students and kids of my own.

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  • Assistant Professor of Astronomy

    B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Yale University

    Observational astronomer studying the formation and evolution of galaxies since the cosmic dawn using the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope and cosmological simulations.

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  • Whitehead Associate Professor of Critical Thought; Associate Professor of Astronomy

    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Planetary scientist who studies impact cratering and landscape evolution, while teaching courses about the geology and climates of rocky and icy worlds.

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Astronomy Staff

Astronomy Faculty Emeriti

  • Professor Emerita of Astronomy

    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Hawaii

    Researches mass loss from red giants and supergiants and the UV spectrum of the long-period interacting binary VV Cephei.

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  • Louise Sherwood McDowell and Sarah Frances Whiting Professor Emeritus of Astrophysics; Professor Emeritus of Astronomy

    B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

    Planetary astronomer, fascinated by planetary rings and atmospheres, committed to teaching science, and a devotee of all the liberal arts.

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