Newest home page of Kevin Krisciunas (Texas A & M)

Kevin Krisciunas

Texas A & M University
Department of Physics
4242 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4242
Phone: 979-845-7018

Here I am standing on top Huayna Picchu in Peru. Machu Picchu is way down below.

Below is the night sky at Cerro Tololo, including the Galactic plane and the zodiacal light, which is sunlight scattered off interplanetary dust between the Earth and the Sun. (Image by Roger Smith.)

Astronomy 101 (Basic Astronomy), spring 2016

Astronomy 314 (Survey of Astronomy), Spring 2016

The celestial sphere

Advice for seniors in high school

Right Ascension and Declination of the Sun for 2016

Solar eclipses from 1901 through 2053

Right Ascension and Declination of the Moon for 2016

Lunar eclipses from 1901 through 2051

At what distance can the human eye detect a candle flame? It is NOT 10 miles or 30 miles, something you might get from a Google search. A paper by Kevin Krisciunas and Don Carona posted to the astrophysics preprint server can be obtained by clicking here .

Experiment to measure the distance to asteroid 1996 HW1

How can we determine properties of dust in other galaxies?

Supernova 2006dd

Supernova 2008ds

Meeting in Cairo, plus images from there and Paris (April 2008)

Experiments related to the Moon's angular size

Gnomon experiments

Sunsets in La Serena, Chile

Doing aperture photometry with IRAF

Some reasons why climate changes on Earth

The cosmological distance ladder

The constellation song. This can be heard on Youtube by clicking here .

The Monty Python galaxy song

The accelerating universe

Look-back time, the age of the universe, and the case for a positive cosmological constant (an article published in 1993 in the Journal of the RAS of Canada).

Type Ia supernovae and the ESSENCE supernova survey

Being remembered through scientific achievement

Strange cases from the files of astronomical sociology

How long do astronomers live?

Total Eclipse comic opera

Sky & Telescope name index

Some publications...

Second Mitchell Institute Workshop on Cosmology and Supernovae, 12-14 April 2012

Third Mitchell Institute Workshop on Cosmology and Supernovae, 9-11 April 2013

Carnegie SN Project Workshop, October 2013

This is an image of the burn-up of a Space Shuttle fuel tank, just south of the Big Island. It was taken at the 9200-ft level of Mauna Kea by William Albrecht in April of 1984. The view is to the southeast.

Last modified on 29 December 2015.

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