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Michael Castelaz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Wyoming
M.S. in Physics, Central Michigan University
B.S. in Physics, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
“Another Component in the V523 Cassiopeiae Eclipsing Binary System” (Castelaz, M. W. 2014„ Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, accepted).

“A Long Term High-Cadence Nova Survey” (Castelaz, M. W., Rottler, L., Barker, T., Coker, M. 2014, Bulletin American Astronomical Society, Vol. 46, #254.29, 2014)

“The Astronomical Photographic Data Archive” (Cline, J. D., Barker, T., Castelaz, M. W., Bulletin American Astronomical Society Volume 42, p. 513, 2010.)

“The Astronomical Photographic Data Archive at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute” (Castelaz, M. W. in Preserving Astronomy’s Photographic Legacy: Current State and the Future of North American Astronomical Plates. ASP Conference Series, Vol. 410. Edited by Wayne Osborn and Lee Robbins. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, p.70, 2009.)

“The Dedicated Interferometer for Rapid Variability” (Dennison, B., Bennett, C. A., Blake, M., Brown, M., Castelaz, A. T., Castelaz, M., Christiansen, W. A., Cline, J. D., Daugherty, J. K., Hutchinson, D., Kaltreider, C., Kirbach, E. R., Moffett, D., Osborne, C., Owen, L. and Vorren, K., Astronomical and Astrophysical Transactions, Vol. 26, No. 6, 557, 2007.)

“Small Radio Telescopes” (Castelaz, M. W., Cline, J. D., Osborne, in The Future of Small Telescopes In The New Millennium. Volume I - Perceptions, Productivities, and Policies. Edited by Terry D. Oswalt. Astrophysics and Space Science Library, Volume 287, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2003. p.271, 2003.)

“Low Resolution Spectroscopy of Mira Variable Stars: 6200A To 8800A” (Castelaz, M. W., Luttermoser, D., Caton, D.  & Piontek, R.  Astronomical Journal, 120, 2627, 2000.)

National Science Foundation CAREER Award, National Academy of Sciences National Research Council Research Associate, East Tennessee State University Arts & Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, American Astronomical Society Member
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Additional Awards & Honors: Member of the Council for Undergraduate Research, National Science Teachers Association Member, International Astronomical Union Member, Member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Professional Experience: discovered newly forming stars just after gravitational collapse as PhD student, University of Wyoming;  National Academy of Sciences Research Associateship in Infrared Astrophysics, NASA Ames Research Center; Research Associate at Allegheny Observatory of the University of Pittsburgh; Astronomy Instructor, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh; Associate Professor of Physics, Physics and Astronomy Department at East Tennessee State University; Director of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona; Science Director, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) - developed experiential learning opportunities for middle school age through undergraduate students