Student Theses

  • Ian Clark, "The Periods and Stability of ZZ Piscium" (Senior Thesis, 2020). Full Text PDF
  • Caleb Gaunt, "Web-Based Controllers for the ROVOR Observatory" (Senior Thesis, 2020). Full Text PDF
  • Christian D Draper, "[Title]" (PhD Dissertation, 2019).
  • Elisabeth Frischknecht, "Exoplanetary Candidates Around HD100546 in Archival ACS Data" (Senior Thesis, 2019). Full Text PDF
  • Alex Spencer, "Automating Noise Reduction Procedures for Exoplanet Research" (Senior Thesis, 2019). Full Text PDF
  • Rochelle Steele, "Photometric Survey for Dwarf Galaxies Within Intergalactic Voids" (Senior Thesis, 2019). Full Text PDF
  • Miriam Packard, "Standardizing Light Curves of RR Lyraes in the Globular Cluster NGC 5466" (Senior Thesis, 2019). Full Text PDF
  • Nicholas Van Alfen, "Survey and Data Reduction of Blazars Using the ROVOR Telescope" (Senior Thesis, 2019). Full Text PDF
  • Lauren Hindman, "Flaring Rate of Northern Blazars" (Senior Thesis, 2018). Full Text PDF
  • Sean Pearce, "Photometric Calibrations of Gemini Images of NGC 6253" (Senior Thesis, 2018). Full Text PDF
  • Derek Sean Felli, "The Morphology and Uniformity of Circumstellar OH/H2O Masers around OH/IR Stars" (PhD Dissertation, 2017). Full Text PDF
  • Emily Diane Safsten, "Using advanced PSF subtraction techniques on archival data of Herbig Ae/Be stars to search for new candidate companions" (Masters Thesis, 2017). Full Text PDF
  • Parkes Whipple, "Blazar Polarimetry with the ROVOR Telescope" (Capstone, 2017). Full Text PDF
  • McKay Osborne, "Extracting Long-term Periodicity in Markarian 501 from Optical Wavelength Filters" (Senior Thesis, 2017). Full Text PDF
  • Joe Rivest, "Optical Photometric Evidence for a Binary Black Hole in Mrk 501" (Senior Thesis, 2017). Full Text PDF
  • Katrina Pedersen, "Automating the Data Reduction Process for Geosynchronous Satellite Spectra" (Senior Thesis, 2016). Full Text PDF
  • Ryan Lesser, "Measuring Redshifts of Emission-line Galaxies Using Ramp Filters" (Senior Thesis, 2016). Full Text PDF
  • Marcus Holden, "Periodicity of Markarian 501" (Senior Thesis, 2016). Full Text PDF
  • Clement Gaillard, "Detecting Planets around Low-mass Stars in the Kepler Field" (Senior Thesis, 2015). Full Text PDF
  • Carla June Carroll, "A Feasibility Study of Photometric Reverberation Mapping with Meter-Class Telescopes" (Masters Thesis, 2015). Full Text PDF
  • Adam K Johanson, "Radio Emission Toward Regions of Massive Star Formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud" (PhD Dissertation, 2015). Full Text PDF
  • Muxue Liu, "Re-Calibration of the Periods of Selected Cepheids from the Hubble Space Telescope Key Project Using Time Correction" (Masters Thesis, 2015). Full Text PDF
  • Brigitte Stewart, "Morphological Variation in Dune Parameters on Titan Reveals Formation Environment of Dunes" (Senior Thesis, 2014). Full Text PDF
  • Matthew McNeff, "Observing Astronomical Redshift Through Optical Red and Blue Slope Filtes" (Senior Thesis, 2014). Full Text PDF
  • Daniel Robert Blakley, "Introduction to the Development of a Radio Astronomy System at Brigham Young University" (Masters Thesis, 2014). Full Text PDF
  • Emily Stoker, "A Model for A Contact Eclipsing Binary System in the Field of KOI 1152" (Senior Thesis, 2014). Full Text PDF
  • Adam George, "Light propagation through multilayer finger model" (Senior Thesis, 2014). Full Text PDF
  • Chuck Honick, "Single Dish Radio Astronomy: Reaching First Light" (Senior Thesis, 2014). Full Text PDF
  • Emily Ranquist, "A Compilation and Description of Scripts Written for the Optimization of Photometric Procedures" (Senior Thesis, 2013). Full Text PDF
  • Tess Larson, "Using DAOPHOT to Locate KOI 667.01" (Senior Thesis, 2013). Full Text PDF
  • Thayne McCombs, "Development of a Data Reduction Pipeline for the ROVOR Observatory" (Senior Thesis, 2013). Full Text PDF
  • Nichole Millward Maughan, "Simulation of 810 nm Light Propagation Through the Human Finger for Non-Invasive Blood Analysis" (Masters Thesis, 2013). Full Text PDF
  • Carla Carroll, "Broadband Photometric Reverberation Mapping with Meter-Class Telescopes" (Senior Thesis, 2013). Full Text PDF
  • Drake Ranquist, "Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection in the Solar Corona: Simulation vs. Observation" (Senior Thesis, 2013). Full Text PDF
  • Heather Patti Jones, "Researching Effective Methods for Teaching the Phases of the Moon" (Masters Thesis, 2012). Full Text PDF
  • Benjamin Boizelle, "Establishing a Multi-year Monitoring Project of Low-luminosity Active Galactic Nuclei" (Senior Thesis, 2012). Full Text PDF
  • Joseph Rawlins, "Infrared Colors Of Trans-Neptunian Objects Observed With Hst" (Senior Thesis, 2012). Full Text PDF
  • Stephen Clouse, "H2O Megamasers: Measuring the Mass of The Black Hole in the Active Nucleus of Markarian 1210" (Senior Thesis, 2012). Full Text PDF
  • Muxue Liu, "Observations on the Transiting Planet around KOI1152" (Senior Thesis, 2012). Full Text PDF
  • Blake Stauffer, "H2O Maser Observations of Planetary Nebula K3-35" (Senior Thesis, 2012). Full Text PDF
  • Nathaniel Cook, "Can The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Detect And Identify Interstellar Comets?" (Senior Thesis, 2012). Full Text PDF
  • Kerianna Butler, "Observations Of Markarian 421 With VERITAS" (Capstone, 2011). Full Text PDF
  • Tabitha Christi Buehler, "A Search for and Characterization of Young Stellar Objects in N206, An H II Complex in the Large Magellanic Cloud" (PhD Dissertation, 2011). Full Text PDF
  • Andrew DeWitt, "Sensitivity Measurements for Two West Mountain Observatory CCDs and Exposure Times for Observing Exoplanets" (Senior Thesis, 2011). Full Text PDF
  • Evan Hansen, "Weather Station for the ROVOR Telescope" (Senior Thesis, 2011). Full Text PDF
  • Jacob Nelson, "The Variability of "Normal" Galactic Nuclei" (Senior Thesis, 2011). Full Text PDF
  • Bret Little, "Telescope Automation through CelestialGrid" (Senior Thesis, 2011). Full Text PDF
  • Derek Felli, "The Detection of OH-MASER Satellite Lines in High Mass Star Forming Regions" (Senior Thesis, 2011). Full Text PDF
  • Cynthia Knight, "The Nature of the Most Isolated Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey" (Senior Thesis, 2011). Full Text PDF
  • Michael DeLoss Joner, "High-Quality Broadband BVRI Photometry of Benchmark Open Clusters" (PhD Dissertation, 2011). Full Text PDF
  • Jessica Lynn Bugno, "Time-series Observations of the High Mass X-Ray Binary 4U 2206+54 to Monitor Light Variation" (Masters Thesis, 2011). Full Text PDF
  • Miriam Anne West, "Comparison of H-alpha and H-beta Temperature Indices in the Hyades and Coma Star Clusters and Selected H-beta Standard Stars" (Masters Thesis, 2010). Full Text PDF
  • Daniel R Allen, "Temperature and Variability of Three Ionian Volcanoes" (Masters Thesis, 2010). Full Text PDF
  • Brian K Bucklein, "In Search of Empty Places: Voids in the Distribution of Galaxies" (PhD Dissertation, 2010). Full Text PDF
  • Kirstin Marie Cooprider, "OH Megamasers in Merging Galaxies: A Multi-Frequency Study of IIZw096" (Masters Thesis, 2010). Full Text PDF
  • Cameron Pace, "BVRI Comparison Stars Near Selected Very-High Energy Blazars" (Senior Thesis, 2010). Full Text PDF
  • Richard Pearson, "Markarian 501 Monitoring Campaign Using ROVOR" (Senior Thesis, 2010). Full Text PDF
  • Janalee Harrison, "Monitoring Variability In 1es 1959+650 With Rovor" (Senior Thesis, 2008). Full Text PDF
  • Jonathan Daniels, "Light Curves For Supernova Sn2006jc" (Senior Thesis, 2008). Full Text PDF
  • Sarah Schuff, "A Photometric Search And Analysis Of Short-Period Variable Stars In The Open Cluster Ngc 7092" (Senior Thesis, 2007). Full Text PDF
  • Tabitha Christi Buehler, "Development of a Method for Calculating Delta Scuti Rotational Velocities and Hydrogen Beta Color Indices" (Masters Thesis, 2007). Full Text PDF
  • Kathleen Elizabeth Moncrieff, "Development of a New Ca II H and K Spectrophotometric Temperature Index" (Masters Thesis, 2007). Full Text PDF
  • Eric Allan, "Observing The Variability Of AGN: Aperture Photometry Vs. PSF Fitting" (Senior Thesis, 2007). Full Text PDF
  • Nicholas Stanley, "Methods For Long Period Variability Detection Using Optical Photometry" (Senior Thesis, 2007). Full Text PDF
  • Adam Johanson, "Galaxy Nuclear Variability As A Probe Of AGN Structure" (Senior Thesis, 2007). Full Text PDF
  • Jennifer Stanley, "Radio Astronomy At Brigham Young University" (Senior Thesis, 2007). Full Text PDF
  • Liberty Rae Evanko, "Development of an H-Alpha Index for the Detection of PMS Candidates in Young Open Clusters" (PhD Dissertation, 2007). Full Text PDF
  • Patrick Baugh, "The Usefulness Of Flat Field Images Does Time Matter?" (Senior Thesis, 2006). Full Text PDF
  • Berne Broadbent, "A Photometric Search for Variable Stars in the Sparsely Populated Regions of NGC 2169 and NGC 5385" (Senior Thesis, 2006).
  • Michael Benjamin Rose, "A Search for Low-Amplitude Variability Among Population I Main Sequence Stars" (Masters Thesis, 2006). Full Text PDF
  • Aaron Paget, "ROVOR: Protection From The Elements Ensuring Safe Observational Conditions" (Capstone, 2006). Full Text PDF
  • Mana Philip Vautier, "Standardization of H Photometry Using Open Clusters III. The Pleiades" (Senior Thesis, 2006). Full Text PDF
  • Tabitha Buehler (Bush), "A Photometric and Spectroscopic Study of Three 0 Scuti Stars: GW Ursae Majoris, BO Lyncis, and AN Lyncis" (Senior Thesis, 2005).
  • Christopher Olsen, "Collimation and Focusing of the Optics of the 22 Inch Rovor Telescope" (Senior Thesis, 2005).
  • James E Maxwell, "Photometric Analysis of Cluster Fields Using Daophot and Bigphot " (Masters Thesis, 2004).
  • Mariya Ivanushkina, "Monitoring Period Changes in High Amplitude Delta Scuti Stars " (Masters Thesis, 2004).
  • Aubrie Anna Maxwell, "A Comparison of Radial Velocity Scanner and Charge Coupled Device Spectral Data for Six Stars" (Masters Thesis, 2004).
  • Stephen Richard McNeil, "Detection of Small-Amplitude Optical Variability in Galactic Nuclei" (PhD Dissertation, 2004).
  • Peter Brown, "Observing Gamma Ray Burst Afterglows from BYU's Orsen Pratt Observatory" (Senior Thesis, 2004).
  • Joseph Hopper, "Current State of the Software Used to Control the Remote Observatory for Variable Object Research" (Senior Thesis, 2004).
  • Phillip Bernell Warner, "A Theoretical Gamma Doradus Instability Strip " (Masters Thesis, 2003).
  • Jacob John Albretsen, "Expandin the Standard Star Library Using CCD Photometry " (Masters Thesis, 2002).
  • Jonathan Barnes, "Goldhelox Phase 0/1 Safety Certification " (Masters Thesis, 2002).
  • Jacob P. Fugal, "Characteristics of a Slitless Spectroscopic Near-Infrared Emission-Line Galaxy Survey" (Honors Thesis, 2002).
  • Liberty Rae Evanko, "Baade-Wesselink Radii and Absolute Magnitudes for Ad Canis Minoris and Eh Librae" (Masters Thesis, 2001).
  • Matthew Bodell Garvin, "Restoring the BYU Spectograph to Service on the 24 inch Telescope at West Mountain Observatory " (Masters Thesis, 2001).
  • Maureen Lyn Hintz, "Photometric Abundance Calibration of Delta Scuti Variables Usig Caby Photometry " (Masters Thesis, 1998).
  • Peter W A Roming, "A Long-slit Spectral Analysis of the Nuclear Region of M101 and M33 and a Search for Non-Nuclear Seyfet Activity in M33" (PhD Dissertation, 1998).
  • David Rich Miller, "A Simulation of Synthetic Aperature Stellar Interferometry Using Post Acquisition Time Correlation" (Masters Thesis, 1998).
  • Kenneth A Nelson, "The Boots Void: A Study Determining the True Center and Degree Of Emptiness " (Masters Thesis, 1997).
  • Michael Dean Rice, "Galactic Distribution Function of Two Superclusters" (Masters Thesis, 1997).
  • Bryan Lee Paul, "Voids in the Nearby Universe: A Study of the CfA Redshift Catalog" (Masters Thesis, 1997).
  • John Morgan Powell, "Properties of Yellow Supergiant Stars From Strogren-Crawford-Twarog Photometry " (PhD Dissertation, 1996).
  • Eric George Bow Hintz, "Multicolor, Two-Dimensional Photometric Study of Galaxies in Rich Abell Clusters" (PhD Dissertation, 1995).
  • Peter W A Roming, "An Imaging Search for Non-Nuclear Seyfert Activity and Evidence for Mass Outflow from the Nucleus of M101" (Masters Thesis, 1995).
  • Kristen Adams, "A Presentation of the Mapping of LBN434 and Its Ramifications on the Assumption of Clear Seeing at high Galactic Lattitudes" (Honors Thesis, 1994).
  • Laralee Gordon Ireland, "Filamentary Structure of the Distant Magnetotail Lobes: ISEE-3" (Masters Thesis, 1993).
  • Stephen Richard McNeil, "Changes in the Magnetotail Lobe Structure at -18 to -38 Re Due to Changing Solar Wind and IMF Conditions" (Masters Thesis, 1991).
  • John Morgan Powell, "A Photometric and Spectroscopic Study of V567 Opiuchi" (Masters Thesis, 1989).
  • Fabrizio Pinto, "A Theoretical Scenario for the Dynamics of Formation and Early Evolution of Globular Clusters in Galaxies" (PhD Dissertation, 1989).
  • Michael Todd Johnson, "Computer Simulation of Plasma Interactions Near Titan" (PhD Dissertation, 1989).
  • Snehavadan Ema Macwan, "A Determination of Twisting of the Earth's Magnetotail at Distances 115-220 RE: ISEE-3" (Masters Thesis, 1988).
  • David Wayne Thomas, "Space Density Distribution of M-Type Giants in the MF17 and MF18 Regions" (Masters Thesis, 1988).
  • Mario Ruben Perez, "The Young Open Clusters NGC 2244 and NGC 2264: New Observations and a Comparative Study" (PhD Dissertation, 1988).
  • Gordon Ray Wilson, "Simulation of the Plasma Interaction With Thin Dust Clouds" (PhD Dissertation, 1987).
  • Scott B Johnson, "The galactic foreground reddening in the direction of the nearby Triangulum galaxy M33" (Masters Thesis, 1987).
  • Aaron L Alexander, "A photometric study of BL Herculis" (Masters Thesis, 1987).
  • Chulhee Kim, "The Color Excesses of Classical Cepheids and the Structure of our Galaxy" (PhD Dissertation, 1984).
  • Bryan G Peterson, "Spectroscopic Determination of the Electron Density and Electron Temperature in the BYU Topolotron: Operation NA Tokamak-Like Configuration" (PhD Dissertation, 1983).
  • Clifton D Laney, "Spectral types, color indices, and abundances for cepheids in the magellanic clouds and the galaxy" (PhD Dissertation, 1982).
  • Michael DeLoss Joner, "A Photometric and Spectrographic Study of XX Cygni" (Masters Thesis, 1981).
  • Kent A Feltz, "Color Excesses of Classical Cepheids" (PhD Dissertation, 1977).
  • Albert Johnson, "Measurements of Infared Brightness Temperatures with a Rapid-Scan Spectrometer System" (Masters Thesis, 1976).
  • Karen A Halberg Young, "A photometric and spectrographic study of four dwarf cepheids" (Masters Thesis, 1976).
  • Wilbur Reed Langford, "Intermediate-band photometry of short period dwarf Cepheid variables" (PhD Dissertation, 1975).
  • Robert Gordon George, "A Search for the Sources of the Solar Wind in the 9.1 m Brightness Temperature" (PhD Dissertation, 1975).
  • Robert Michael Hall, " Uvbyβ Photometry of M39" (Masters Thesis, 1974).
  • Loren L. Dutson, "A Photometric Study of HS Herculis" (Masters Thesis, 1974).
  • Roger D. Tippets, "Narrow-Band Photometry of Visual Binaries" (Masters Thesis, 1973).
  • Stephen Kerry Wilcken, "A Photometric Study of the Eclipsing Binary RZ Scuti" (Masters Thesis, 1973).
  • Kent A Feltz, "Interstellar Reddening Near the North Galactic Pole" (Masters Thesis, 1972).
  • William Dean Daily, "Alfven Wave Propagation in Interplanetary Space" (PhD Dissertation, 1971).
  • Donald A. Steele, "9.1 cm Radio Emission of the Sun as an Indicator of Certain Solar Terrestrial Events" (Masters Thesis, 1970).
  • Darrell Smith, "Epoch Analysis of Solar Flare Producing Regions and Related Cosmic Ray Decreases for a Solar Cycle" (Masters Thesis, 1970).
  • Don Morris Wrathall, "Venus: A Measurement and Interpretation of Radiation Near 1.35 Centimeters Wavelength and the Microwave Phase Effect" (PhD Dissertation, 1970).
  • Stacy Wenzel Luke, "The Origin of Long Period Micropulsations in the Geomagnetic Field" (PhD Dissertation, 1970).
  • Leroy Edison Sievers, "Large Scale Geomagnetic Activity and the Direction of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field" (PhD Dissertation, 1969).
  • Rick Karl Skousen, "On the Relationship Between Flare-Producing Regions and Cosmic-Ray Decreases" (Masters Thesis, 1969).
  • Carl Smyth Christensen, "Solar Cosmic Rays and the Interplanetary Magnetic Field" (Masters Thesis, 1968).
  • Stephen Llew Jr Johnson, "Narrow-Band and Intermediate-Band Photometry of Globular Star Clusters" (Masters Thesis, 1968).
  • Helen Claire Sievers, "An Abundance Analysis of the B3 Star HD 37058" (Masters Thesis, 1968).
  • John Smith Beardall, "Standardization of the KHG Index for Star Classification" (Masters Thesis, 1968).
  • John Burton Winters, "Relationship Between Mariner IV Interplanetary Magnetic Field Measurements and Solar Photospheric Magnetic Fields" (Masters Thesis, 1968).
  • Keith Henry Stirling, "Some Large Scale Variations in the Interplanetary Magnetic Field Observed by Mariner IV Spacecraft and Their Relationship to Geomagnetism" (Masters Thesis, 1966).
  • Bruce K Carter, "An Evaluation of General Education in the Physical Sciences at Brigham Young University" (Masters Thesis, 1966).
  • James H. Karle, "c & 1 Photometry of Visual Binaries and the Galactic Cluster-Messier 39" (Masters Thesis, 1966).
  • Don Morris Wrathall, "A Portable Photometric System for Observing the Nocturnal Variation of the Sodium-D Emission from the Night Sky" (Masters Thesis, 1965).
  • Bruce K. Carter, "An Evaluation of General Education in the Physical Sciences at Brigham Young University" (Masters Thesis, 1965).
  • Ellis D., Jr. Miner, "Narrow-Band Photometry of F5-K5 Stars" (PhD Dissertation, 1965).
  • Douglas Emron Jones, "A Measurement and Analysis of the Brightness Temperature Distribution over the Planet Venus at Wavelengths of 13.5 and 19 Millimeters utilizing the Mariner R II Spacecraft" (PhD Dissertation, 1964).
  • George E Matthews, "Narrow Band Photometry of the Beta Canis Majoris Variable Stars" (Masters Thesis, 1962).
  • Gordon C Augason, ""Photometry of Variable Stars - Part I: The Delta Scuti Stars" (Masters Thesis, 1961).
  • Wilford Bruce Hilton, "The Eclipsing Binary AW Pegasi" (Masters Thesis, 1961).
  • Loren R Anderson, "Astronomical Photometer" (Masters Thesis, 1960).
  • H Kimball Hansen, "A Spectrographic Study of the Eclipsing Binary RZ Scuti" (Masters Thesis, 1959).
  • Kay Baker, "The Intensities of the H and H Absorption Lines of Early Type Stars" (Masters Thesis, 1958).
  • Duane R. Aston, "A Spectrographic Study of the Eclipsing Binary U Cephei" (Masters Thesis, 1957).