Emily Hardegree-Ullman Assistant Professor and Director of the Madison-Macdonald Observatory

Office: Nesb A319

Phone: (970) 491-8265


  • B.S., University of Arizona (2008)
  • M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2010, 2014)


My focus is on astronomy and physics education. I teach introductory courses and engage the community with outreach events sponsored by the Madison-Macdonald Observatory. Public observing nights are offered April – October, the first and third Friday of the month. Regular updates to the observing schedule are posted on www.twitter.com/CSUskies and www.facebook.com/CSUskies.

Before focusing exclusively on education, I did research in the field of astrobiology. My prior research includes searching for methane lakes on Titan, investigating the evolution of young stellar systems, and observing extrasolar planet transits.

Courses Taught

AA 100: Introduction to Astronomy

AA 101: Astronomy Laboratory

AA 380: Astrophysics

PH 110: Physics of Everyday Phenomena

PH 121: General Physics I

PH 122: General Physics II