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Aaron Steinhauer

Associate Professor

Physics & Astronomy

ISC 217A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Aaron Steinhauer has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2005.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D. & M.A., Astronomy; Indiana University
  • B.A., Physics and Astronomy; Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)

Publications and Professional Activities

  • D. J. James, S. A. Barnes, S. Meibom, G. W. Lockwood, S. E. Levine, C. P. Deliyannis, I. Platais, and A. Steinhauer, 2010, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 515, A100, “New Rotation Periods in the Open Cluster NGC1039 (M34), and a Derivation of its Gyrochronology Age.”
  • N. Gorlova, A. Steinhauer, E. Lada, 2010, Astrophysical Journal, 716, 634, “FLAMINGOS Near Infrared Survey of the Serpens Cloud Main Core.”
Spring 2015 Classes

ASTR 110:
Stars & Galaxies

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    An introduction to our modern understanding of the universe. Topics studied will include the interaction between light and matter, the formation, structure and evolution of stars, and galaxy kinematic
    s and morphology. The course will also explore our understanding of the universe as a whole, from its origin to present structure, to possible fates. Prerequisite/Corequisite: ASTR 111 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring
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ASTR 111:
N/Stars & Galaxies Laboratory

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    A laboratory experience to complement the material covered in ASTR 110. Labs activities will include spectroscopy, Kepler?s Laws, and analyzing and interpreting data on stars, galaxies, and the univer
    se. Corequisite: ASTR 110 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring
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PHYS 341:
Seminar in Physics

    Presentations are made by students enrolled, faculty members, and invited guests. Each student is expected to attend each scheduled meeting and to make at least one oral presentation on a topic approv
    ed by the instructor. Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of department. Offered every spring
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PHYS 381:
Introduction to Astrophysics

    An introduction to the field of astrophysics. Particular emphasis will be placed on the structure and evolution of stars and on the origin and expansion of the universe. Prerequisites: PHYS 224, PHY
    S 228, and MATH 326. Offered spring, odd years
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