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Rosario Franco, Marialis

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Research

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  • My research is both numerical and observational in nature and focuses on orbital stability and radio detection of exoplanets and exomoons.The numerical aspect of my work with orbital stability aims to examine the potential for these systems to be directly detected by modern radio telescopes, which constitutes the observational aspect of my work.

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  • planets, moons and satellites, radioastronomy

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Teaching

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  • ASTR 1000 - The Solar System
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
    Introduction to the night sky, planets, moons and the life in our solar system. Highlights the latest discoveries from space. For non-science majors. Some lectures may be held at Fiske Planetarium. Offers opportunities for nighttime observations at Sommers-Bausch Observatory. Similar to ASTR 1010, but without lab. Degree credit not granted for this course and ASTR 1010 or ASTR 1030.
  • ASTR 1010 - Introductory Astronomy 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Introduction to the night sky, planets, moons and the life in our solar system. Highlights the latest discoveries from space. For non-science majors. Some lectures may be held at Fiske Planetarium. Requires nighttime observations at Sommers-Bausch Observatory. Similar to ASTR 1000, but with additional lab. Degree credit granted for only one of ASTR 1000 or ASTR 1010.
  • ASTR 1020 - Introductory Astronomy 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Non-science majors learn the nature and workings of the Sun, stars, neutron stars, black holes, galaxies, quasars, structure and origins of the universe. Some lectures may be held at Fiske Planetarium. Offers opportunities for nighttime observations at Sommers-Bausch Observatory. Includes recitation. Sequence link ASTR 1010. Credit granted for only one of ASTR 1020, ASTR 1200, and ASTR 1040.
  • ASTR 1200 - Stars and Galaxies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Non-science majors are introduced to the nature and workings of the Sun, stars, neutron stars, black holes, interstellar gas, galaxies, quasars, plus structure and origins of the universe. Some lectures may be held at Fiske Planetarium. Offers opportunities to attend nighttime observation sessions at Sommers-Bausch Observatory. Same as ASTR 1020 and ASTR 1040.
  • ASTR 2000 - Ancient Astronomies of the World
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Documents the numerous ways in which observational astronomy and cosmology have been features of ancient cultures. Includes naked eye astronomy, archaeoastronomy, ethnoastronomy, concepts of time, calendrics, cosmogony, and cosmology.

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