Astronomy Research

Students are invited to participate in astronomy research here at Penn State Behrend. Physics faculty presently engaged in astronomy research are

  • Roger F. Knacke, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1969. Planetary science, infrared astronomy, interstellar matter, star and planet formation.

  • Darren M. Williams, Ph.D., Penn State University, 1998. Origin and evolution of planets and satellites; planetary dynamics and climate.

Students can work with these faculty on projects involving computer modeling of planetary systems, observing with Behrend telescopes, astronomical imaging and data analysis, and other interesting endeavors.

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Updated July 18, 2005
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