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Michael F. Skrutskie

Professor
Chair
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Astronomy
Office location and address
Rooms 202 & 262, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
AS-ASTR APRA: Testbed for High Altitude Imaging (THAI-SPICE)
Source: Southwest Research Institute
February 15, 2018 – December 15, 2021
AS-ASTR Collaborative Research: A New Instrument for the Large Binocular Telescope to Expand Study of the Composition of Exoplanetary
Source: The Regents of the University of California, Santa
September 01, 2016 – August 31, 2021
Searching for Dwarf Galaxies without Using Stars
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2018 – May 31, 2019
A Follow Up Survey for the Next Generation of Transiting Exoplanets
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Triplespec4 Move to SOAR
Source: Cornell University
February 01, 2018 – April 30, 2019
AS-ASTR Which KOI binaries are Gravitationally Bound?
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
March 01, 2017 – January 17, 2019
AS-ASTR NASA Which KOI Binaries are Gravitationally Bound?
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
September 21, 2016 – September 06, 2018
AS-ASTR NRAO Traineeship in Astronomy, Thankful Cromarte
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
August 11, 2014 – August 31, 2018
AS-ASTR NRAO Grote Reber Doctoral Fellow, Dominic Pesce, 2016-2018
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
May 15, 2016 – August 31, 2018
AS-ASTR Using the NH3 Molecule and Mid-IR Emission as a Diagnostic Probes of Protocluster Formation
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
August 08, 2016 – August 31, 2018
AS-ASTR NRAO, Burkhardt; Grote Reber Doctoral Fellowship
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
August 30, 2016 – August 29, 2018
AS-ASTR NRAO, Wenger; Grote Reber Doctoral Fellowship
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
August 30, 2016 – August 29, 2018
AS-ASTR Constraining the Formation Chemistry of Aldehydes in Star Forming Regions, VSGC 2016-2017
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2016 – May 31, 2018
AS-ASTR Metallicity Structure in the Milky Way. VSGC 2016-2017
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2016 – May 31, 2018
AS-ASTR NICER Cromartie/Matthews Traineeship in Astronomy
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
August 29, 2016 – January 30, 2018
AS-ASTR Fan Mountain Astrometry of Geostationary Satellites
Source: Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
January 01, 2017 – December 08, 2017
AS-ASTR Brian Prager Fermi Cycle 9 Traineeship
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
October 01, 2016 – September 30, 2017
AS-ASTR NRAO Student Observing Support, Sean Linden Summer 2016
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
May 01, 2016 – August 31, 2017
AS-ASTR OSU Traineeship in Astronomy, Cheoljong Lee/Adam Leroy
Source: OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
September 01, 2016 – June 30, 2017
AS-ASTR Fan Mountain Astrometry of Geostationary Satellites
Source: Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
January 01, 2017 – January 01, 2017
AS-ASTR NRAO 2016 Summer Traineeship in Astronomy, Kristen Jones
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
May 31, 2016 – August 31, 2016
AS-ASTR High Precision Modeling of Pulsar Binaries Using Long-term Millisecond Pulsar TIming - Fellowship for Brian Prager
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2014 – May 31, 2016
AS-ASTR NRAO Traineeship in Astronomy, Sanpa-arsa, Spring 2016
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
January 01, 2016 – May 30, 2016
AS-ASTR LEECH LBT1 Exozodi Exoplanet Common Hunt
Source: University Of Arizona
April 09, 2013 – April 08, 2016
AS-ASTR NRAO, Grote Reber Doctoral Fellowship of Joanna Corby
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
August 12, 2013 – December 31, 2015
AS-ASTR NRAO Traineeship in Astronomy, Brian Prager 13-14
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
May 20, 2013 – August 31, 2015
AS-ASTR NRAO Traineeship in Astronomy ROMERO: Grote Reber Doctoral Fellow
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
April 01, 2014 – August 31, 2015
AS-ASTR Hearty Penn State Subcontract
Source: Pennsylvania State University
September 15, 2011 – August 31, 2015
AS-ASTR NRAO Pennucci: Traineeship 13-14
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
September 01, 2013 – July 31, 2015
AS-ASTR NRAO Traineeship in Astronomy, Sanpa-Arsa
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
May 20, 2013 – May 19, 2015
AS-ASTR Cornell Triplespec 4 Blanco Telescope
Source: Cornell University
May 15, 2012 – May 14, 2015
AS-ASTR NRAO Astronomy Traineeship Loreto Barcos Fall 2013
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
August 12, 2013 – August 11, 2014
AS-ASTR VSGC AEROSPACE FELLOW PENNUCCI
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2012 – May 31, 2014
AS-ASTR NRAO John Allan SOS 2013 (Fall)
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
August 12, 2013 – October 22, 2013
AS-ASTR NRAO Traineeship in Astronomy, Sanpa-arsa
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
August 15, 2012 – August 14, 2013
AS-ASTR Pennucci NROA GBT - 12B-320 AY 12-13
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
August 01, 2012 – July 31, 2013
AS-ASTR Collaborative Research: A 3-5um Fizeau Imager for the Large Binocular Telescope
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
July 01, 2007 – June 30, 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 2110: Introduction to Astrophysics I
Credits: 3
Primarily for science majors. A thorough discussion of the basic concepts and methods of solar system, stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy and astrophysics with an emphasis on physical principles. Prerequisite/corequisite: MATH 1210 or 1310, PHYS 1610 or 2310, or instructor permission; ASTR 2110 and 2120 form a sequence and should be taken in that order.
ASTR 3130: Observational Astronomy
Credits: 4
Primarily for science majors. A lecture and laboratory course that deals with basic observational techniques in astronomy. The laboratory section generally meets at night. Students use observational facilities at the McCormick and Fan Mountain Observatories. Additional work outside posted laboratory hours will be required to take advantage of clear skies. Prerequisite: ASTR 2110,2120 or ASTR 1210,1220, or instructor permission.
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.
ASTR 9995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–12
Under supervision, the student undertakes or assists with a current research problem. This course may be repeated for credit.
ASTR 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.