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Aaron Steinhauer

ISC 217A

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

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. & M.A., Astronomy; Indiana University

  • B.A., Physics and Astronomy; Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)

Recent Publications

  • B. J. Anthony-Twarog, C. P. Deliyannis, D. Harmer, D. B. Lee-Brown, A. Steinhauer, Q. Sun, B. A. Twarog, 2018, Astronomical Journal, 156, 37A, “Li in Open Clusters: Cool Dwarfs in the Young, Subsolar-metallicity Cluster M35 (NGC 2168)”

  • J. Cummings, C. P. Deliyannis, R. Maderak, A. Steinhauer, 2017, Astronomical Journal, 153, 128, “WIYN Open Cluster Study LXXV. Testing the Metallicity Dependence of Stellar Lithium Depletion Using Hyades-aged Clusters. I. Hyades and Praesepe.”


  • PHYS 114: N/Physics I Lab

    A lab course to complement General Physics I and Analytical Physics I lectures. Experiments in kinematics, projectile motion, Newton's laws, momentum, and energy conservation will be performed. Prerequisites/Corequisites: PHYS 113 or PHYS 123. Offered every fall

  • PHYS 120: Physics First Year Experience

    An introductory course for entering students considering a career in physics or engineering. Through presentations, discussions and investigations the question "What is Physics?" will be examined. Study methods and time utilization for success in physics will also be addressed. No prerequisite. Cannot be counted toward the physics major. Graded on S/U basis. Not offered on a regular basis

  • PHYS 223: Analytical Physics III

    This course will include classical physics and some modern physics topics. The analysis of phenomena such as electromagnetic waves, their interference and diffraction, electromagnetic radiation, blackbody radiation, and interactions of photons with matter, special relativity and gravity will be highlighted. Other topics covered in this course may include geometric optics, thermodynamics, and fluids. Prerequisites: PHYS 125 or permission of department. Offered every fall

  • PHYS 384: Astrophysical Techniques

    This laboratory-style class will be an introduction to techniques used to gather and process astronomical data. Students will learn how to plan and carry out observing runs, possibly using the campus observatory. Students will learn to reduce and analyze photometric and spectroscopic data using software packages such as IRAF, and IDL. Data mining techniques, used to access the vast array of publicly available astronomical images will also be covered. The course will culminate with a final project, where students will write a proposal, gather raw astronomical data, and see the analysis through to its completion. Final presentations will be made on the results of this project. Prerequisites: (ASTR 100 or ASTR 105 or ASTR 110), PHYS 224, PHYS 362, and (INTD 121 or MATH 230) Credits: 2 (0-6) Offered every fall.