NOAO < OUTREACH < Katy Garmany, Curriculum Vitae

Katy Garmany

Education:

  • Ph.D. Astronomy, University of Virginia, 1971
  • M.A. Astronomy, University of Virginia, 1968
  • B.S. Astrophysics, Indiana University, 1966

Professional Experience:

  • 2004: Sr. Science Education Specialist, NOAO
  • 2000-2003: Associate professor, Columbia University & Director, Astronomy Program, Biosphere 2, Oracle, AZ
  • 1990-2000 Director, Sommers-Bausch Observatory and Fiske Planetarium
  • 1990-2000 Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA)
  • 1985-2000 Fellow, Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA), U of Colorado
  • 1975-1990 Research Associate, JILA, University of Colorado
  • 1971-1973 Research Associate, Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia

Formal Teaching Experience:

2000-2003: Universe semester program, Columbia University
  • BSPH 3648, observational astronomy, 5 semesters
  • BSPH 2004, galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, 7 semesters
  • BSPH 2020, astrobiology, 2 semesters
  • BSPH 3999, directed research projects: 7 semesters
1976-2000 University of Colorado:
  • APAS 5750, Graduate Observational Astronomy, fall 1993
  • APS 6000, Seminar on Teaching Astronomy, fall 1996
  • APS 1110, General Astronomy: The Solar System, fall …
  • APS 1120, General Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies, fall 1996, x previous times
  • Undergraduate honors, APAS 112 , two semesters
1970-73 Georgia State University, astr 101 semester
  • Sweet Briar College, Virginia, astr 101, 3 semesters

Informal and Outreach Instruction:

  • Directed planetarium show development while Director Fiske Planetarium, 1990-2000.
  • Fiske Planetarium show presenter: “The Sky Tonight” 1996-2000

NASA IDEAS Grant projects:

  • Collaborative program with local teachers, Boulder Valley Schools
  • REU student mentor: 1993 (Brian Fox), 1995 (Chris Groppi), 1998 (Sarah Lipscy), 2003 (Jennifer Connelly)

Professional Organizations:

  • Member, International Astronomical Union
  • Member, American Astronomical Society
  • Member, Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • Member, International Planetarium Society

Professional Service:

  • International Ultraviolet Explorer User’s Committee (1985-1987) AAAS Electorate D (Astronomy) Nominating Committee (1986-89)
  • Chair of Scientific Organizing Committee, Astronomical Society of the Pacific meeting July 1986, “Starbursts and Very Young Stars”
  • Board of Editors, Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1987-90)
  • NASA Proposal Review Panel (IUE), 1987, 1988, 1989 (chair), 1992 (chair)
  • Scientific Organizing Committee, Boulder-Munich Workshop (1989)
  • Scientific Organizing Committee, I.A.U. Symp. 143 (1989)
  • Scientific Organizing Committee, IUE (Toulouse) (1990)
  • Search Committee for Editor of Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • Nominating committee, American Astronomical Society, 1990-1993
  • Nominating committee, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1992-1995
  • Annie J. Cannon Award Advisory Committee, 1992-1995
  • V.M. Slipher Award Committee, National Academy of Science, 1992-2001
  • American Astronomical Society Council member, 1994-97
  • American Astronomical Society Education Policy Board, 1994-97
  • KPNO Telescope Allocation Committee 1994-96
  • Advisory Committee, Astronomical Society of Pacific Conference Series, 1997-2000
  • Univ. Colorado, Chair ,JILA (formerly Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics) 1997-1998
  • NOAO Observatories Visiting Committee 1998-2000
  • Astronomical Society of the Pacific Board of Directors 1998-2001
  • Vice President, Astronomical Society of the Pacific , 2001-2003
  • President, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2003-2005
  • NSF Proposal Review Panel, Feb. 2003
  • AAS Education Prize Committee, 2000-2004, Chair 2004

Awards:

  • Annie J. Cannon Award, 1976 (presented by American Astronomical Society and American Association of University Women).
  • Ph. D. Thesis Committees (University of Colorado):
    P.L. Massey, D. Perry, A.V. Torres, M. Van Steenberg, K. Josafatsson, K. Bjorkman, M. Allen, J. doggett, J. Parker (Chair), R. Wurtz, K. Brownsberger, P. Morris, T. Rector, M. Harvanek, R. Shuping, K. Johnson

Publications: (refereed indicated with *)

  • *J. A. Graham and C. Doremus (Garmany), “The blue horizontal branch stars in NGC 6397,” Astron. J. 73, 226 (1968).
  • *C. Doremus (Garmany), “The spectroscopic binary BM Orionis,” Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 82, 745 (1970).
  • *C. D. Garmany, “Seven new spectroscopic binaries in Cepheus,” Astron. J. 77, 38 (1972).
  • *C. D. Garmany, “Internal motions in the association Cep OB3,” Astron. J. 78, 185 (1973).
  • *C. D. Garmany and P. A. Ianna, “Space distribution and kinetics of the intermediate population II stars. Part 2, Stromgren photometry of the stars in 27 McCormick proper motion fields,” Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. 28, 295-304 (1977).
  • *P. S. Conti, C. D. Garmany and J. B. Hutchings, “Radial velocities of three Of stars: HD 148937, HD 151804 and HD 152408,” Astrophys. J. 215, 561-567 (1977).
  • *B. Bohannan and C. D. Garmany, “A search for binaries and stellar winds among the O- type stars,” Astrophys. J. 223, 908-919 (1978).
  • C. D. Garmany, “Binary frequency among the O-type stars,” in Mass Loss and Evolution of O-type stars, IAU Symposium 83 (P. S. Conti and C. de Loore, Eds., Reidel, Dordrecht, 1979), pp. 261-264.
  • P. S. Conti and C. D. Garmany, “Preliminary estimates of mass loss from O-type stars,” in The First Year of IUE, A Symposium held at University College London, 4-6 April, 1979 (A. J. Willis, Ed., University College London, 1979), pp. 285-290.
  • *P. S. Conti and C. D. Garmany, “Mass loss from O-type stars,” Astrophys. J. 238, 190-195 (1980).
  • C. D. Garmany and P. S. Conti, “Anomalous mass ratios in O-star binaries,” in Close Binary Stars: Observations and Interpretation (M. J. Plavec, D. M. Popper and R. K. Ulrich, Eds., Reidel, Boston, 1980), pp. 163-167.
  • *C. D. Garmany, P. S. Conti and P. Massey, “Spectroscopic studies of O-type stars. IX. Binary frequency,” Astrophys. J. 242, 1063-1076 (1980).
  • P. S. Conti and C. D. Garmany, “Mass loss rates from early-type stars,” in The Second Year of IUE, The Universe in Ultraviolet Wavelengths (R. D. Chapman, Ed., NASA, Washington, DC, 1981), NASA Conference Publication 2171, pp.115-120.C. D. Garmany, G. L. Olson, P. S. Conti and M. Van Steenberg, “Mass loss rates from O-stars in OB associations,” Astrophys. J. 250, 660-676 (1981).
  • *C. D. Garmany and P. Massey, “HD 15558: An extremely luminous O-type binary,” Pub.Astron. Soc. Pacific 93, 500-503 (1981).
  • C. D. Garmany and P. S. Conti, “Chemical composition of Wolf-Rayet stars. Abundant evidence for anomalies,” in Wolf-Rayet Stars: Observations, Physics and Evolution, IAU Symposium 99 (C. de Loore and A. J. Willis, Eds., Reidel, Dordrecht, 1982), pp. 105-107.
  • *C. D. Garmany, P. S. Conti and C. Chiosi, “The initial mass function for massivestars,” Astrophys. J. 263, 777-790 (1982).
  • C. D. Garmany, “Observations of stellar winds in O-stars,” in Observational Bases for Velocity Fields in Stellar Atmospheres, Workshop Series on Nonlinear, Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics of Open, Nonthermal Systems in Astronomy (R. Stalio, Ed., Astronomical Observatory of Trieste, 1983), pp. 83-97.
  • *P. S. Conti and C. D. Garmany, “Sk -71 34: A new Wolf-Rayet star in the Large Magellanic Cloud,” Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific 92, 411-412 (1983).
  • *P. S. Conti, C. D. Garmany, C. de Loore and D. Vanbeveren, “The evolution of massive stars: The numbers and distribution of O stars and Wolf-Rayet stars,” Astrophys. J. 274, 302-312 (1983).
  • *C. D. Garmany, P. Massey and P. S. Conti, “Absolute spectrophotometry of Wolf-Rayet stars from 1200 to 7000: A cautionary tale,” Astrophys. J. 278, 233-240 (1984).
  • *C. D. Garmany, and P. S. Conti, “Mass loss in O-type stars: Parameters which affect it,” Astrophys. J. 284, 705-711 (1984).
  • *C. D. Garmany, “O-Stars in the Galaxy” Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific 96,779. (1984)
  • N. D. Morrison and C. D. Garmany, “The stellar wind in the BO V-type eclipsing binary Y Cygni,” in Future of Ultraviolet Astronomy Based on Six Years of IUE Research, NASA Conference Publ. 2349 (1984), pp. 373-376.
  • *C. D. Garmany and P. S. Conti, “Stellar winds from hot stars in the Magellanic Clouds,” Astrophys. J. 293, 407-413 (1985).
  • *C. D. Garmany and R. M. Humphreys, “Extreme Be stars in the Magellanic Clouds,” Astron. J. 90, 2009-2014 (1985).
  • *H. J. G. L. M. Lamers, L. B. F. M. Waters, C. D. Garmany, M. R. Perez and C. Waelkens, “HR 4049: The hottest proto-planetary nebula star or a run-away hypergiant at high galactic latitude surrounded by a dust cloud?” Astron. Astrophys. 154, L20-22 (1986).
  • *A. J. Willis, K. A. van der Hucht, P. S. Conti and C. D. Garmany, “An atlas of high resolution IUE ultraviolet spectra of 14 Wolf-Rayet stars,” Astron. Astrophys.Suppl. 63, 417-599 (1986).
  • A. J. Willis, P. S. Conti, C. D. Garmany and I. D. Howarth, “Rapid ultraviolet spectral variations in HD 50896 (WN5+?),” in Luminous Stars and Associations in Galaxies, IAU Symposium 116 (C. de Loore et al. Eds., Reidel, Dordrecht, 1986), pp. 259-261.
  • *P. S. Conti, C. D. Garmany and P. Massey, “Studies of massive stars in the MagellanicClouds. I. New spectral classifications of OB types in the LMC,” Astron. J. 92, 48-59 (1986).
  • D. C. Abbott, C. D. Garmany, C. J. Hansen, H. F. Henrichs and W. D. Pesnell, Eds.,The Connection Between Non-Radial Pulsations and Stellar Winds in Massive Stars, A Workshop held at JILA, Boulder, CO, April 17-19, 1985; Publ. Astron.
  • *C. D. Garmany, P. S. Conti and P. Massey, “Studies of massive stars in the MagellanicClouds. II. New spectral classification of OB types in the SMC,” Astron. J. 93, 1070-1080 (1987).
  • *C. D. Garmany and N. R. Walborn, “New 03 Giants in the Large Magellanic Cloud,” Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific 99, 240-244 (1987).
  • C. D. Garmany, “Mass loss from O stars,” in O Stars and Wolf-Rayet Stars, NASA SP-497 (P. S. Conti and A. B. Underhill, Eds., NASA, Washington, DC, 1988), pp. 160-168.
  • *C. D. Garmany and E. L. Fitzpatrick, “Stellar winds in the Small Magellanic Cloud,” Astrophys. J. 332, 711-724 (1988).
  • N. St. Louis, L. J. Smith, A. J. Willis, C. D. Garmany and P. S. Conti, “The ultraviolet variability of HD192163,” in A Decade of UV Astronomy with the IUE Satellite, Proceedings of a Celebratory Symposium held at Goddard Space Flight Center,Greenbelt, MD, 12-15 April 1988 (ESA SP-281, 1988), Vol. 2, pp. 129-132.
  • C. D. Garmany, R. P. Kudritzki and D. Husfeld, “Mass loss in the Magellanic Clouds,” in A Decade of UV Astronomy with the IUE Satellite, Proceedings of a Celebratory Symposium held at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, 12-15 April 1988 (ESA SP-281, 1988), Vol. 2, pp. 137-139.
  • *P. S. Conti, P. Massey and C. D. Garmany, “Spectroscopic studies of Wolf-Rayet stars. V. Optical Spectrophotometry of the emission lines in Small Magellanic Cloud stars,” Astrophys. J. 341, 113 (1989).
  • *P. Massey, C. D. Garmany, M. Silkey and K. Degioia-Eastwood, “The stellar content oftwo OB associations in the LMC: LH117 (NGC 2122) and LH118,” Astron. J. 97, 107-130 (1989).
  • *A. J. Willis, I. D. Howarth, L. J. Smith, C. D. Garmany and P. S. Conti, “Ultraviolet P-Cygni profile variations in HD 50896,” Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. 77, 269-319 (1989)
  • C. D. Garmany and E. L. Fitzpatrick, “The H-R diagrams of the LMC and SMC,” in Physics of Luminous Blue Variables, IAU Colloquium 113 (K. Davidson, A. F. J. Moffat and H. J. G. L. M. Lamers, Eds., Kluwer, 1989), pp. 83-89.
  • R. E. Stencel and C. D. Garmany, “Far infrared circumstellar `debris’ shells: clues to the evolution of massive stars?” in Physics of Luminous Blue Variables, IAU Colloquium 113 (K. Davidson, A. F. J. Moffat and H. J. G. L. M. Lamers, Eds.,Kluwer, 1989), pp. 293-294.
  • *P. Massey, J. P. Parker and C. D. Garmany, “The stellar content of NGC346: A Plethora of O stars in the SMC,” Astron. J. 98, 1305-1334 (1989).
  • *N. St. Louis, L. J. Smith, I. R. Stevens, A. J. Willis, C. D. Garmany and P. S. Conti, “IUE observations of variability in the WN6 star HD 192163,” Astron. Astrophys. 226, 249-264 (1989).
  • C. D. Garmany, “Is there an absolute magnitude calibration for O-type stars?” in Properties of Hot Luminous Stars, Boulder-Munich Workshop (C. D. Garmany, Ed., Astron. Soc. Pacific Conf. Series Vol. 7, 1990), pp. 16-22.
  • C. D. Garmany, “Stellar mass loss rates in Magellanic Cloud stars,” in The Evolution of the Interstellar Matter (L. Blitz, Ed., Astron. Soc. Pacific Conf. Series, Vol. 12, 1990), pp. 335-336.
  • *. L. Fitzpatrick and C. D. Garmany, “The H-R diagram of the Large Magellanic Cloud and implications for stellar evolution,” Astrophys. J. 363, 119-130 (1990).
  • C. D. Garmany, “Massive star clusters and OB associations,” in The Formation and Evolution of Star Clusters (K. Janes, Ed., Astron. Soc. Pacific Conf. Series, Vol. 13, 1991), pp. 23-34.
  • C. D. Garmany, “The observational H-R diagram and IMF of massive stars,” in Massive Stars in Starbursts (C. Leitherer et al., Eds., Cambridge U. Press, 1991), pp. 115- 127.
  • *C. D. Garmany and W. D. Vacca, “New spectral classifications for O-type stars in the Northern Hemisphere,” Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific 103, 347-354 (1991).
  • *T. Chlebowski and C. D. Garmany, “On winds and X-rays of O-type stars,” Astrophys. J. 368, 241-251 (1991).
  • *C. D. Garmany and R. E. Stencel, “Galactic OB associations in the Northern Milky Way Galaxy I. Longitudes 55 to 150,” Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. 94, 211-244 (1992).
  • C. D. Garmany, “Stellar associations, OB type,” in The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia (S. P. Maran, Ed., Van Nostrand-Reinhold, 1992), pp. 825-826.
  • *J. M. Parker, C. D. Garmany, P. Massey and N. R. Walborn, “The steller content of LH9 and 10 (N11) in the LMC: A case for sequential star formation,” Astron. J.103, 1205-1233 (1992).
  • *J. M. Saken, J. M. Shull, C. D. Garmany, J. Nichols-Bohlin and R. A. Fesen, “An infrared supershell surrounding the Cygnus OB1 association,” Astrophys. J. 397, 537-541 (1992).
  • N. St-Louis, I. E. Howarth, A. J. Willis, D. J. Stickland, L. J. Smith, P. S. Conti and C. D. Garmany, “Ultraviolet spectroscopic variability of the WN 5 star HD 50896: Timescales and linear physical dimensions of the perturbations,” Astron. Astrophys (1993)
  • *J. W. Parker and C. D. Garmany, “The OB Associations of 30 Doradus in the Large Magellanic Cloud: II. Stellar Content and Initial Mass Function, (1993) Astron. J. 106} 1471-1483
  • *C. D. Garmany, “OB Associations: Massive Stars in Context”, (1994) Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific {\bf 106} 25-37
  • *C. D. Garmany, P. Massey, J. P. Parker, “The OB Association LH 58 in the LMC” (1994) Astron. J. {\bf 108} 1256-1265)
  • *Massey, P., Lang, C.C., Degioia-Eastwood, K. and Garmany, C.D. “Massive Stars in the Field and Associations of the Magellanic Clouds: The Upper Mass Limit, The Initial Mass Function, and a critical test of Main-Sequence Stellar Evolutionary Theory” Ap. J. 438, 188 (1995)
  • *Vacca, W. D. ,Garmany, C. D. , Shull, J. M “The Lyman-Continuum Fluxes and Stellar Parameters of O and Early B-Type Stars”, Ap. J 460, 914-931 (1996)
  • Garmany, C. D. “Luminous Blue Variables in Clusters”, in “Luminous Blue Variables: Massive Stars in Transition” ed A. Nota &H.J.G.L.M Lamers, Astron. Soc. Pacific Conference Series vol 120, 1997 363-367
  • Garmany, C. D.”The IMF in the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds” in “Origins”, ed C. E. Woodward, J. M. Shull & H. A. Thronson, Jr., in Astron. Soc. Pacific Conference Series vol 148, 1998 184-197

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