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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 2016 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 228:
Mathematical Methods inPhysics

    This course is an introduction to the application of various mathematical tools to specific problems in physics. Methods will include complex numbers, coordinate transformations, vector calculus, mat
    rices, Fourier transforms, series solutions, and probability. This course will also include numerical methods using software including spreadsheets and symbolic mathematical manipulators. Prerequisites/Corequisities: PHYS 224 or permission of department. Offered every spring
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PHYS 372:
Undergraduate Research

    Designed to introduce the student to research techniques in physics, astronomy, or engineering. With faculty supervision, each student will complete a significant project which requires originality a
    nd broadens knowledge. Note: Students may not count both PHYS 363 and PHYS 372 towards the minimum 37 semester hours in physics. Prerequisites: PHYS 362 and prior approval of department.
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