Astronomy Experts for the Media

If you are a member of the media and need to talk to an expert on just about any topic in astronomy, The University of Texas at Austin has got someone for you. Please use the pulldown menu of topics below, or simply browse the table at bottom. For more personalized assistance, contact press officer Rebecca Johnson at 512-475-6763 or rjohnson@astro.as.utexas.edu.

If you are a member of the general public with an astronomy question, please visit our FAQ on McDonald Observatory's skywatching web site, StarDate Online.

Thomas G. Barnes Tom Barnes
432-426-3633
super@astro.as.utexas.edu
http://serenity.as.utexas.edu
  • Astrobiology and Extraterrestrial Life
  • Cepheid Variables
  • Infrared Astronomy
  • Stars
Fritz Benedict Fritz Benedict
512-471-3448
fritz@astro.as.utexas.edu
http://clyde.as.utexas.edu/GFBDefault.html
  • Astrometry
  • Extrasolar Planets
  • Hubble Space Telescope
  • Life on Other Planets
  • SIM-Planetquest Mission
Anita L. Cochran Anita Cochran
512-471-1471
anita@astro.as.utexas.edu
http://barolo.as.utexas.edu/anita/acochran.html
  • Asteroids
  • Comets
  • Solar System
Neal J. Evans Neal Evans
512-471-3302
nje@astro.as.utexas.edu
http://as.utexas.edu/astronomy/people/evans_n/evans_n.html
  • Astrobiology and Extraterrestrial Life
  • Birth of Stars
  • Brown Dwarfs
  • Spitzer Space Telescope
Karl Gebhardt Karl Gebhardt
512-471-1473
gebhardt@astro.as.utexas.edu
http://hoku.as.utexas.edu/~gebhardt/
  • Black Holes
  • Dark Energy
  • Dark Matter
  • Galaxies
Mary Kay Hemenway Mary Kay Hemenway
512-471-1309
marykay@astro.as.utexas.edu
http://outreach.as.utexas.edu/marykay/Homepage.html
  • Galileo Galilei
  • History of Astronomy
Shardha Jogee Shardha Jogee
512-471-1395
sj@astro.as.utexas.edu
http://www.as.utexas.edu/~sj/
  • Dark Matter
  • Galaxies
  • Hubble Space Telescope
John Kormendy John Kormendy
512-471-8191
kormendy@astro.as.utexas.edu
http://chandra.as.utexas.edu/~kormendy/
  • Andromeda Galaxy, M31
  • Black Holes
  • Dark Matter
  • Galaxies
Chris Sneden Chris Sneden
512-471-1349
chris@verdi.as.utexas.edu
http://verdi.as.utexas.edu/index.html
  • Chemistry of the Universe
  • Lifecycle of Stars
  • Milky Way Galaxy
  • Spectroscopy
J. Craig Wheeler J. Craig Wheeler
512-471-6407
wheel@astro.as.utexas.edu
http://www.as.utexas.edu/~wheel/
  • Black Holes
  • Gamma-Ray Bursters
  • Neutron Stars
  • Novae and Supernovae