Aileen O'Donoghue

Henry Priest Professor of Physics Physics Department

Ph.D. - Physics
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

M.S. - Physics
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

B.S. - Physics
Fort Lewis College

A.A. - Science and Mathematics
Colorado Mountain College

Aileen O'Donoghue

Aileen A. O’Donoghue is the Henry Priest Professor of Physics at St. Lawrence University. She received an Associate of Arts degree at Colorado Mountain College that propelled her to earning her B.S. at Fort Lewis College and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Her research is primarily in radio astronomy and she has conducted observations with the Very Large Array and Arecibo radio telescopes. She has also observed dwarf galaxies in the visible band at the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope and the optical spectra of stars using the 90” Bok telescope at Kitt Peak and the 1.5 m telescope at Cerro Tololo, Chile. She is currently a member of the ALFALFA undergraduate team conducing a blind spectral survey of the sky visible from the Arecibo Observatory cataloging clouds of neutral hydrogen.

During the winter, she writes an astronomy column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise called "The Wilderness Above".

For more information, see Aileen's personal web page.

Fall 2023 Courses:

  • Phys 102: Introduction to Astronomy with Lab
  • Phys 307: Classical Mechanics 
  • Phys 489/498: SYE Advanced Laboratory/Honors Research

Spring 2023 Courses:

  • On sabbatical - Spring 2023

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