Don Terndrup

Picture of Don Terndrup I'm an Associate Professor in the Astronomy Department at The Ohio State University.   My research interests include stellar evolution, stellar populations in the Milky Way, rotation and mixing in stars, and the evolution of close binaries.  

Curriculum vitae (PDF format)

Publications (PDF format)

Publications (Link to ADS abstract server)

Photo by Claudia Retter

Teaching in 2014-5:

Autumn 2014: Astronomy 3350, Methods of Astronomical Observation & Data Analysis
Spring 2015: Astronomy 1141, Life in the Universe

Astronomy 3350: Methods of Astronomical Observation & Data Analysis

MWF, 1:50 - 2:45 p.m., 1076 Smith Lab

Astronomical observation techniques and quantitative analysis of astronomical data; practical experience with modern astronomical instrumentation and computer-based reduction, analysis, and interpretation of astronomical data.

Astronomy 1141: Life in the Universe

TuTh, 2:20 - 3:40 p.m., 220 Sullivant Hall

Potential for life elsewhere in the universe, based on discovery of extra-solar planets and the nature of life on Earth; search strategies for such life.

How to reach me:

snail mail: Department of Astronomy, OSU, 140 W. 18th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 USA
E-mail: terndrup at
Phone: (+1)614-292-4579
Fax: (+1)614-292-2928 


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