Research at Appalachian's Dark Sky Observatory

Several research programs are under way at the Dark Sky Observatory. For information on the individual programs, click on the links below.

Former students Brian Walls (left) and Chris True (right) shown working with Dr. Caton on one of his research programs, this in the search for extrasolar planets.
Former student and now DSO research assistant Mike McFadden (right) is working for Dr. Gray on his N-Stars spectroscopy program.
Dr. Pollock (left), when not studying quasi-stellar objects in the sky develops novel methods for instruction, as with Dr. Mamola in this demonstration of diffraction by a compact disc.