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Steven R. Majewski

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Astronomy
Office location and address
Room 231, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Collaborative Research: The Evolution of Dwarf Galaxies ¿ A Comprehensive View of the Magellanic Clouds
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2019 – August 31, 2022
AS-ASTR SDSS-IV APOGEE-2 SSP403
Source: Astrophysical Research Consortium
April 01, 2012 – September 30, 2021
AS-ASTR Collaborative: A Survey of the types of stars and massive planets that make up binary pairs in the Milky Way Galaxy
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 15, 2016 – August 31, 2021
Exploring the Impact of Substellar Objects on Late Stellar Evolution
Source: High Point University
June 02, 2020 – June 01, 2021
A Follow Up Survey for the Next Generation of Transiting Exoplanets - Robert Wilson
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2019 – May 31, 2020
Dark Matter Content of the Local Group Dwarf Galaxies
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2017 – May 31, 2019
AS-ASTR Collaborative Research: Age-Dating M31's Halo and Satellites - Testing the Lambda CDM Paradigm
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 01, 2014 – August 31, 2018
The Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy: Mapping Core Distance and Structure using RR Lyrae Variable Stars
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2017 – May 31, 2018
AS-ASTR Stellar Halo of the Large Magellanic Cloud, VSGC 2016-2017
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2016 – May 31, 2018
AS-ASTR SMASH: Spitzer Merger History and Shape of the Galactic Halo
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
March 18, 2015 – September 30, 2017
AS-ASTR NASA WIYN PI Data Award, Nicholas Troup
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
August 17, 2015 – July 01, 2017
AS-ASTR NRAO Virginia Space Grant Consortuim Fellowship, Nicholas Troup 2016-2017
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2016 – May 31, 2017
AS-ASTR False Positive Detection within the APOGEE Catalolg of Companion Candidates
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2016 – May 31, 2017
AS-ASTR SDSS-IV APOGEE-2 SSP471
Source: Astrophysical Research Consortium
January 01, 2015 – December 31, 2016
AS-ASTR Collaborative Research - Stellar Clouds as New Probes of the Milky Way's Accretion History and Mass Distribution
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 01, 2013 – August 31, 2016
Collaborative Research: M31 Satellites Past and Present
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 15, 2010 – August 31, 2014
AS-ASTR CY09 APOGEE Hardware Support, SDSSIII
Source: Astrophysical Research Consortium
January 01, 2009 – August 31, 2014
Collaborative Research: Chemical Cartography in the Milky Way with APOGEE
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
August 01, 2011 – July 31, 2014
AS-ASTR Dissecting the Sub-Structured Halo
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
July 01, 2008 – June 30, 2013
ASTR 1230: Introduction to Astronomical Observation
Credits: 3
An independent laboratory class for non-science majors, meeting at night, in which students work individually or in small groups on observational projects that focus on the study of constellations, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies using binoculars, 8-inch telescopes, and imaging equipment at the department's student observatory. Prerequisites: ASTR 1210, 1220, or 1270 or instructor permission.
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 5110: Astronomical Techniques
Credits: 3
Surveys modern techniques of radiation measurement, data analysis, and image processing, and their application to astrophysical problems, especially the physical properties of stars and galaxies. Relevant laboratory experiments and observations with the department's telescopes are included. Students are expected to develop a familiarity with programming and other basic computer skills if they do not already possess them. Prerequisite: ASTR 2110-2120; PHYS 3420, 3430 or instructor permission.
ASTR 5610: Galactic Structure and Stellar Populations
Credits: 3
Explores the structure and evolution of star clusters and galaxies, with emphasis on the kinematics, chemistry, ages, and spectral energy distributions of stellar populations. The course introduces fundamental tools of Galactic astronomy, including methods for assessing the size, shape, age, and dynamics of the Milky Way and other stellar systems, galaxy formation, interstellar gas and dust, dark matter, and the distance scale. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
ASTR 8500: Current Astronomical Topics
Credits: 1
UVa staff and guest speakers discuss current research problems.
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.