The observatory staff is involved in various research projects.
Either individually or within collaborations, and we are looking for student researchers. Funding is often available if you qualify.
Students may choose to:
- Measure the relative diameters of binary stars
- Predict and measure isotopic abundances in meteorites caused by cosmic rays
- Analyze the molecular emission from starburst galaxies
- Model the chemistry and structure of giant clouds in the center of the Milky Way
- Discover and determine orbits for asteroids and comets
- Contribute to the development of the York College Optical Telescope
- Contribute to the development of the York College Radio Telescope
- Participate in developing the Atacama Cosmology Telescope in Chile
- Participate in many other space science projects at NASA facilities
We collaborate with scientists at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies , Princeton University , and are active members of the New York City Space Science Research Alliance and Hayden Associates at the American Museum of Natural History.
Contact Professors Tim Paglione 718-262-2082 for more information.