Dr. Sharon Montgomery

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • 1989 Ph. D., astronomy, Case Western Reserve University
  • Thesis Title: Carbon, Nitrogen and Oxygen Abundances of G and K Giants

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PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • Astrophysics I & II
  • Astronomy
  • Physical Science
  • Mechanics
  • Modern Physics

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Detection of comets in other star systems
  • Planetary formation

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • "Circumstellar   Gas-Disk Variability Around A-Type Stars: The Detection of Exocomets?" 2013,   Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 125, 759 with B.   Welsh.
  • "Detection of variable gaseous absorption features in the debris disks around   young A-type," 2012, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific,   124, 1042-1056 with B. Welsh.
  • "Now you see it, now you don't," 2014, Bulletin of the American Astronomical   Society, with B. Timbs*, R. Lallement, and B. Welsh.
  • "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery: is 49 Ceti the next Beta   Pictoris? 2014, Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, with D. Alu*   and B.Y. Welsh.
  • * undergraduate physics students 

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Astronomical Society
  • Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • Planetary Society
  • PhysTEC: Physics Teacher Education Coalition

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Frequent observer at Texas' McDonald Observatory
  • Recent observer at the South African Astronomical Observatory.
  • Has also been a visiting astronomer at Kitt Peak National Observatory, Green Bank Radio Observatory, and UC Berkeley
Last Updated 6/22/17