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Edward M. Murphy

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Astronomy
Office location and address
Room 212, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
May 01, 2021 – October 31, 2021
2019 Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
March 01, 2019 – October 31, 2019
AS-ASTR Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology 2018
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
March 01, 2018 – October 31, 2018
AS-Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology 2016
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
January 01, 2017 – October 31, 2017
AS-ASTR GEAR UP Session of Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
March 10, 2017 – October 31, 2017
AS-ASTR 2017 Solar Eclipse Workshops
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
May 01, 2017 – August 31, 2017
AS-Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology 2015
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
January 01, 2015 – October 31, 2016
AS-ASTR Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology 2014
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
April 01, 2014 – October 31, 2014
AS-ASTR Blue Ridge Earth Science Collaborative
Source: State Council Of Higher Education(Schev)
July 01, 2013 – September 30, 2014
AS-ASTR BLAST: Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
May 01, 2013 – October 31, 2013
AS-ASTR BLAST: Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
May 01, 2013 – May 24, 2013
ASTR 1210: Introduction to the Sky and Solar System
Credits: 3
A study of the night sky primarily for non-science majors. Provides a brief history of astronomy through Newton. Topics include the properties of the sun, earth, moon, planets, asteroids, meteors and comets; origin and evolution of the solar system; life in the universe; and recent results from space missions and ground-based telescopes.
ASTR 1220: Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
Credits: 3
A study of stars, star formation, and evolution primarily for non-science majors. Topics include light, atoms, and modern observing technologies; origin of the chemical elements; supernovae, pulsars, neutron stars, and black holes; structure and evolution of our galaxy; nature of other galaxies; active galaxies and quasars; expanding universe, cosmology, the big bang, and the early universe.
ASTR 1270: Unsolved Mysteries in the Universe
Credits: 3
An exploration of the unsolved mysteries in the universe and the limits of our knowledge for non-science majors. The class emphasizes the nature of scientific endeavor, and explores the boundaries between science, philosophy, and metaphysics. A number of thought provoking topics are discussed including the beginning and end of the universe, black holes, extraterrestrial life, the nature of time, dark matter and dark energy.
ASTR 1280: The Origins of Almost Everything
Credits: 3
From ancient Babylon to modern cosmology, nearly every culture on Earth has stories and myths of creation. It is a universal human desire to understand from where we came. In this introductory astronomy class for non-science majors, students will explore the origins of the Universe, structure and galaxies, stars, planets and life. The course will use the content to illustrate the nature of science and scientific inquiry.
COLA 1500: College Advising Seminars
Credits: 1
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For detailed descriptions see http://college.as.virginia.edu/COLA
USEM 1580: University Seminar
Credits: 2–3
Consult the University Seminars web page at www.virginia.edu/provost/USEMS.html (copy and paste Web address into browser) for specific descriptions.
ASTR 1610: Intro to Astronomical Research for Potential Astronomy/Astrophysics Majors
Credits: 1
For first and second year students considering Astronomy/Astronomy-Physics as a major, or current A/A-P majors. Faculty will present ongoing research to introduce students to both the subject matter and the required physical, mathematical, and computational background of contemporary astronomy research. Potential long term undergraduate research projects will be emphasized. Prerequisite: One semester of calculus and one semester of physics.
ASTR 3450: Mission to Mars
Credits: 3
The next great adventure in space flight will be a human mission to Mars. In this course, we will explore how such a mission might take place. Topics will include the basics of spaceflight, spacecraft and rocket design, the history of human space exploration, its legacy and impact on the modern world, the current state of spaceflight, and new technologies that are being developed to make the mission possible.
ASTR 4993: Tutorial
Credits: 3
Independent study of a topic of special interest to the student under individual supervision by a faculty member. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 4998: Senior Thesis
Credits: 3
May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
BIOL 7110: Teaching Science in Higher Education
Credits: 1
This STEM teaching course will help graduate TAs integrate learning theory and effective student engagement practices into their teaching. GTAs will participate in guided discussions to relate recommendations from the education literature to their classroom experiences. Assignments will include learning activities, such as teaching observations & reflections, and designing interventions to assist students with difficult topics/skills.
ASTR 8500: Current Astronomical Topics
Credits: 1
UVa staff and guest speakers discuss current research problems.
PHYS 9030: Teaching Science in Higher Education
Credits: 1
This STEM teaching course will help graduate TAs integrate learning theory and effective student engagement practices into their teaching. GTAs will participate in guided discussions to relate recommendations from the education literature to their classroom experiences. Assignments will include learning activities, such as teaching observations & reflections, and designing interventions to assist students with difficult topics/skills.