Jennifer AAS

Jennifer Lynn Bartlett, Ph.D.   



I have wanted to be an astronomer for as long as I can remember. When I was thirteen, my grandfather heard me and sent me a Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope, which I continue to use today. I went to Cal and finished my undergraduate education in physics at Rensselaer Polytech. Upon graduation, I started a small computer company, but economic reality sent me into the aerospace industry. Still, astronomy beckoned. I entered the astronomy program at the University of Virginia part time for several years. Finally, I went full time and earned my PhD in 2007. After spending 14 years developing practical astronomical applications and supporting celestial navigation at the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, I am now the Kinnear Chair in Physics at the US Naval Academy where I teach and continue my research in nearby stars, refraction, illuminance, and history of astronomy.

Astrometry · Solar Neighborhood Census · Extrasolar Planets· Celestial Navigation·

Astronomical Phenomena· History of Astronomy· Public Outreach




Last updated March 23, 2023

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