Astronomy 6215- "Stars and the Galaxy"

This is the home page for Astronomy 6215 taught in the Fall semester of 2012.

Professor Ata Sarajedini
Office: BRT 211D
Phone:  294-1877

If you want to email me, my address is

Syllabus (PDF)

Stars Graphs shown in class

Galaxy Graphs shown in class (part 1)

Galaxy Graphs shown in class (part 2)

Hyades Cluster Lab (PDF), Hyades data and cluster files

Chemical Evolution Lab (PDF)

Milky Way bulge metallicities

M31 bulge metallicities

ZAMS Project (PDF) along with the FORTRAN code (zams.f), the color transformation (green.tbl), the M67 fiducial sequence (m67vi.fid), and Appendix C of Hansen & Kawaler (Appendix).

Some useful links:

How to Give a Successful Presentation (by Chip Kobulnicky)

The Naming of Stars

Space Telescope Science Institute home page

National Optical Astronomy Observatories home page

UCO/Lick Observatory

McDonald Observatory

Yerkes Observatory

ADS Abstract Service

LANL/astro-ph Preprint Server

The Astronomical Journal

The Astrophysical Journal

SkyView Virtual Observatory