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OSU College of Arts and Sciences Department of Astronomy

Astronomy Graduate Student Alumni

Master of Science Degree Recipients

Below are all OSU graduate students who completed a Thesis Masters Degree or who received a terminal non-thesis masters from 1897 to the present. Some of the thesis M.S. degree recipients also went on to receive a Ph.D. degree from OSU. Non-thesis M.S. degrees granted to later Ph.D. recipients are not listed here.

Edwin F. Coddington, M.S., 1897
Thesis: Definitive Determination of the Orbit of Comet (b) 1896

Benjamin F. Maag, M.S., 1899
Thesis: A Method of Determining Time and Latitude by Means of a Surveyor's Theodolite

Marvin Cobb, M.S., 1932
Thesis: On the Correlation of Solar Phenomena and Radio Signal Intensities with results of Observations made at Perkins Observatory
Adviser: Harlan Stetson (OWU)

Ernest Cherrington, Jr., M.S., 1932
Thesis: The Motion of Matter in the Tail of the Comet Morehouse
Adviser: Harlan Stetson (OWU)

Josef Jerome Johnsom, M.S., 1932
Thesis: A Study of the Possibilities of a Tidal Effect in the Kennelly-Heaviside LAyer with a Special Reference to a Correlation of Intensity of Radio Reception with the Lunar Attitudes

Marjory Rogers Wright, M.S., 1933
Thesis: The Physical Characteristics of Comet 1844 I

James M. McQueen, M.S., 1937
Thesis: An Investigation of the Structure of Certain Emission Lines in the Spectrum of Nova Herculis, 1934
Adviser: N.T Bobrovnikoff

Samual S. Whitt, M.S., 1939
Thesis: A Study of Helium in the Spectrum of Phi Persei
Adviser: J.A. Hynek

Marko A. Paliobagis, M.S., 1949
Thesis: The Investigation of the Brightness of Comet Whipple-Fedtke-Tevzadze (1942g)
Adviser: J.A. Hynek

William C. White, M.S., 1950
Thesis: Investigation of Radial Velocities of Stars in Composite Spectra
Adviser: J.A. Hynek

David N. Limber, M.S., 1950
Thesis: A Photoelectric Investigation of RS Canum Venaticorum and YY Sagittarii
Adviser: G. Keller

Phillip C. Stanger, M.S., 1954
Thesis: A Study of Spectroscopic Binary 5 Lacertae
Adviser: J.A. Hynek

Richard G. Teske, M.S., 1956
Thesis: An Investigation of the Spectrum of FU Monocerotis
Adviser: P.C. Keenan

James W. Galli, M.S., 1956
Thesis: A Photoelectric Investigation of the Distribution of Light in Stellar Images as Affected by Atmospheric Turbulence and Optical Aberrations
Adviser: G. Keller

Leonard A. Maestre, M.S., 1958
Thesis: Wavelengths and Identifications for the Lines appearing in the Spectrum of the Manganese Star Iota Corona Borealis
Adviser: A. Slettebak

Jack A. Wright, M.S., 1958
Thesis: Radial Velocities of K-Type Stars from Moderate-Dispersion Grating Spectrograms in the Red Region
Adviser: P.C. Keenan

Henry F. Fliegel, M.S., 1959
Thesis: Information Obtainable from High-Dispersion Spectra of Late-Class Stars in the Visual Red
Adviser: P.C. Keenan

John Haptonstall Hill, M.S., 1961
Thesis: A Spectroscopic Study of Lambda Bootis Peculiar Stars
Adviser: A. Slettebak

Ronald E. Roll, M.S., 1961
Thesis: The Design, Construction and Preliminary Performance of the Luminous Shock Tube of the McMillan Observatory
Adviser: A. Slettebak

Warren M. Young, M.S., 1961
Thesis: Temperature Classification of Late M-type Stars from Low-Dispersion Spectrograms taken in the Green Region of the Spectrum
Adviser: P.C. Keenan

David D. Meisel, M.S., 1963
Thesis: A Physical Classification System for Comets
Adviser: N.T. Bobrovnikoff

James P. Harrington, M.S., 1964
Thesis: A Study of the Variations in the Maxima of 165 Long-Period Variable Stars
Adviser: P.C. Keenan

Christopher A. Feuchter, M.S., 1965
Thesis: A Spectroscopic Study of Phi Persei
Adviser: W.K. Bonsack

William A. Wallace, M.S., 1965
Thesis: Variations in the Spectrum of 56 Arietis
Adviser: W.K. Bonsack

Simon C. Simonson, III, M.S., 1965
Thesis: An Investigation into the Capabilties of the 16"/24" Schottland Schmidt Telescope of Perkins Observatory for UBV Photographic Photometry
Adviser: A. Slettebak

Stephan D. Price, M.S., 1966
Thesis: Construction and Testing of a Multi-color Photoelectric Photometer
Adviser: W.E. Mitchell, Jr.

Allan H. Markowitz, M.S., 1966
Thesis: Spectral Variations in 73 Draconis
Adviser: W.K. Bonsack

Roger B. Culver, M.S., 1966
Thesis: Calcium Autoionization Lines in Late-type Stars
Adviser: W.K. Bonsack

Frank L. Damm, M.S., 1966
Thesis: An Evaluation of UBV Photoelectric Photometry at Perkins Observatory
Adviser: W.E. Mitchell, Jr.

John C. Avellone, M.S., 1967
Thesis: The McMillan Shock Tube as a Source for the Spectroscopic Study of the Metallic Oxides
Adviser: P.C. Keenan

Edith Guderley, M.S., 1967
Thesis: A Spectroscopic Study of the Spectrum Variable HD 4778
Adviser: A. Slettebak

James R. Thompson, M.S., 1967
Thesis: The Optical Identification of the Radio Sources in the Ohio State Surveys
Adviser: J.D. Kraus

Richard R. Wright, M.S., 1967
Thesis: Rotational Velocities and Radial Velocities of A-type Stars Brighter than Magnitude 9.5 in High Galactic Latitudes
Adviser: A. Slettebak

Nathanial M. White, M.S., 1968
Thesis: Photometry of the 4227Å CaI Line in K- and M-type Stars
Adviser: P.C. Keenan

Harry H. Heimple, M.S., 1969
Thesis: Absolute Photoelectric Photometry of Shock Tube Spectra
Adviser: P.L. Byard

Thomas Hepner, M.S., 1969
Thesis: A Comparison of the Observed and Theoretical Opacities in the Solar Spectral Region 3149-3593Å
Adviser: W.E. Mitchell, Jr.

Thomas Whitney, M.S., 1970
Thesis: An Analysis of the University of Arizona's 13-color Medium-Bandwidth Photometric System.
Adviser: R.F. Wing

Mirjana M. Radivich, M.S., 1970
Thesis: The Identification of Ohio Radio Sources with Optical Objects
Adviser: J.D. Kraus

Garold K. Larson, M.S., 1971
Thesis: The Effects of von Zeippel's Theorem on the Atmospheres of Rapidly Rotating Stars
Adviser: G.W. Collins, II

Richard K. Brundage, M.S., 1971
Thesis: Determination of Positions and Magnitudes of Early-Type Stars Near the South Galactic Pole
Adviser: A. Slettebak

Clayton E. Howerton, M.S., 1971
Thesis: The Development of Stellar Catalog Cross References
Adviser: G.W. Collins, II

James M. Lund, M.S., 1972
Thesis: A Computer Method for Optical Identification of Radio Sources
Adviser: J.D. Kraus

Catherine L. Imhoff, M.S., 1973
Thesis: A Critical Review of the Photoelectric Observations T Tauri Stars
Adviser: T.P. Roark

Patricia Pitts, M.S., 1974
Thesis: The Galactic Distribution of Mira Variables with Periods Between 150 and 200 Days.
Adviser: P.C. Keenan

Leon Palmer, M.S., 1974
Thesis: The Calibration of the Stromgren Photometric System
Adviser: T.P. Roark

Brian S. Crowley, M.S., 1975
Thesis: Tidally Interacting Galaxies: A Model for NGC 5194 with Initial Spiral Structure
Adviser: W.E. Mitchell, Jr.

Curtis P. Rinsland, M.S., 1975
Thesis: The Ohio Radio Sky Survey, Supplement 2
Adviser: J.D. Kraus

Norman D. Delamater, M.S., 1975
Thesis: An Analyis of the Spectrum of Singly-Ionized Yttrium
Adviser: G.H. Newsom

Patrick J. Malloy, M.S., 1976
Thesis: Transition Probabilities for Some Ions of Astrophysical Interest
Adviser: S.J. Czyzak

Clifton C. Cavanaugh, M.S., 1976
Thesis: A Re-examination of the Neutral Calcium Spectrum
Adviser: G.H. Newsom

Sandra B. Yorka, M.S., 1976
Thesis: A Catalogue of S-Type Stars and a Study of Their Galactic Distribution
Adviser: R.F. Wing

Wayne Arenz, M.S., 1979
Thesis: On the Reduction of Radial Velocities from Distorted Image Type Spectra
Adviser: T.P. Roark

Stephen J. Schiller, M.S., 1981
Thesis: A Catalogue of M Giant Stars in a Region of the South Galactic Pole
Adviser: A. Slettebak

Craig L. Joseph, M.S., 1994
Thesis: The Paczynski Code: A Computer Program for Calculating Stellar Evolution
Adviser: G.W. Collins, II

Panagiotis G. Kakaletris, M.S., 1985
Thesis: Spectral Classification of Late M Stars and Comparison with Several Surveys
Adviser: R.F. Wing

Elizabeth A. Park, M.S., 1986
Thesis: Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of the Accretion Disk in TZ Eridani
Adviser: R.H. Kaitchuck

Cathy S. Mansperger, M.S., 1987
Thesis: Spectroscopy of the Dwarf Nova RX And in Outburst and Quiescence
Adviser: R.H. Kaitchuck

Tzuu-Huey Guo, M.S., 1987
Thesis: Studies on the Neon-Rich Nova Vulpeculae 1984 #2 in the Optical Band
Adviser: G.H. Newsom

Yi-Jehng Kuan, M.S., 1988
Thesis: Predicted K Magnitudes for Stars in the Regions South of Declination -33° and North of +81°
Adviser: R.F. Wing

Nancy Joanne Lame, M.S., 1991
Thesis: NGC 6302: Ionized by a Very Hot Star or by a Wind?
Adviser: G. Ferland

Steven R. Cranmer, M.S. 1991
Thesis: A Self-Consistent Model Atmosphere Approach to the Radiative Interaction in Close Binary Stars, Applied to Light Curve Solutions.
Adviser: George W. Collins, II

Thomas Bumgardner, M.S. 1993
Thesis: Astrometry and Photometry of M17 from New Near-Infrared Imaging
Adviser: Darren L. DePoy

Jun Zhao, M.S., 1993

Jainfeng Peng, M.S., 1994

Tina Mailloux, M.S., 1996

Dixie Burns, M.S., 1997

Yongquan Yuan, M.S., 2000

Khairul Alam, M.S., 2002
Thesis: The Shapes of Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Adviser: Barbara Ryden

Adam Steed, M.S., 2005
Adviser: David Weinberg

Susan Dorsher, M.S., 2006

Rob Siverd, M.S., 2010
Advisers: Barbara Ryden & Scott Gaudi

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