Aaron Steinhauer

ISC 217A

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

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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.”


  • ASTR 105: The Solar System

    This course is an introduction to the solar system. Topics studied will include the motions of the night sky, the historical and scientific underpinnings of the Copernican revolution, and a look at our modern understanding of the bodies that make up our solar system, including planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, comets. The course will also explore how and what we know about planetary bodies orbiting other stars.

  • ASTR 106: The Solar System Laboratory

    A laboratory experience to complement the material covered in ASTR 105. Lab activities will include analyzing and interpreting data on Kepler’s Laws, optics, and planetary systems.

  • 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.