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.  

I am also the undergraduate advisor for the Department of Astronomy. See my advising blog for more information, including how to schedule an advising appointment. I am currently on research leave until the start of the autumn semester; appointments will be possible starting the first week of classes.

Curriculum vitae (PDF format)

Publications (last update 5 June 2017 - PDF format)

Publications (Link to ADS abstract server)

Photo by Claudia Retter

Teaching in Autumn 2018:

Astronomy 2895: Topics in Astrophysics
Tu, 4:10 - 5:05 p.m., 1005 Smith Laboratory

Prospective astronomy majors will meet weekly with different astronomy faculty to learn about current research topics, facilities, and opportunities available in the undergraduate astronomy program.

Astronomy 3350: Methods of Astronomical Observation & Data Analysis
MWF, 1:50 - 2:45 p.m., 018 Enarson Classroom Building

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.

How to reach me:

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


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Revised: June 18, 2018 (dmt)