Astronomy and Astrophysics


Full Members:
Ryan Chornock
Doug Clowe (ApI Director)
Hee-Jong Seo
Joe Shields

Affiliate Members:
Carl Brune
Doug Green
Zach Meisel
Keith Milam
Daniel Phillips
M. Prakash

George Eberts
Tom O'Grady

Adjunct Faculty:
Markus Böttcher

Graduate Students:
Kornpob Bhirombhakdi
Connor Burgad
Zhejie "Jerry" Ding
Reza Katebi
Bhishan Poudel
Mehdi Rezaie
Rebecca Santana
Ahmad Shamloumehr



MDM Observatory
Ohio University Observatory


Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program

Group Activities

Astrophysics Seminar

Research Links

Electronic Journals
Preprint/Abstract Servers
Other Resources


Cosmology (Clowe) (Seo)
Galactic Nuclei
Galaxy Clusters
Nebular Astrophysics
Supernovae and Energetic Transient Sources
Nuclear Astrophysics

BAAS Annual Reports 1995-2004


Keith Hawkins Receives Ohio Alumni Assocation Award
Seo and Meisel Selected for DOE Early Career Awards
Chornock Part of Neutron Star Merger Discovery
Observatory Opening May 6, 2017 (video highlights)
Shields speaks on Supermassive Black Holes (video)
Observatory Construction Progress
New Observatory under Construction at The Ridges
Hee-Jong Seo Publishes Dark Energy Results
Chornock's Research on Expansion Rate of Universe Profiled
Alumna Cotto-Figueroa Appointed Observatory Director
Astrophysics Class Operates Mountaintop Telescopes in Arizona
ApI Welcomes New Faculty
Alumnus Kyle Uckert's Research Profiled
Hawkins shares passion for science, prepares for Cambridge
New Study Reveals Neutron Star Superfluid
Keith Hawkins in Founders Day 2011 video
OU Research profiles undergraduate Keith Hawkins
OU Blazar research in the news
Doug Clowe's work named a Discovery of the Decade
Cotto-Figueroa Awarded the Harriet G. Jenkins Fellowship
Doug Clowe named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Ohio University Joins University Space Research Association


Group Photo (current and archival)
ASTR 4271 Class at MDM 2017
Kissimmee, FL AAS Meeting 2016
Astro Students at MDM 2015
ASTR 4271 Class at MDM 2013
Long Beach AAS Meeting 2013
Green Bank 2011
Seattle AAS Meeting 2011
Green Bank 2006
Carl Heiles 2006
Ohio University joins MDM 2005
Ohio Section APS Meeting 2004
Osterbrock Visit 2003
Green Bank 2002
MDM Observatory 2000


Telescope Nights

Department of Physics and Astronomy Homepage

ApI graphic symbol designed by Beatrice Csontos-Vidén.
Galaxy images from The Galaxy Catalog, by Z. Frei et al.