Aileen A. O’Donoghue is the Priest Associate 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.
On Sabbatical, May 2015 - December 2015
Fall 2014 Courses:
- Phys 102: Introduction to Astronomy with Lab (Course page)
- Phys 103: Lab for College Physics (Lab instructions)
- Phys 307: Classical Mechanics (Course page)
- Phys 489: SYE Advanced Laboratory