Faculty Directory

Department Chair: Raja Guha Thakurta Department Manager: Lindsay Lauver
Vice Chair: Jonathan Fortney Graduate Advisor: Libby Severson
Graduate Program Director: Andrew Skemer Administrative Assistant: Vacant
Undergraduate Program Director: Natalie Batalha Program Coordinator, Astrobiology Institute: Deana Tanguay
Constance M Rockosi
  • Title
    • Professor/Astronomer
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Astronomy & Astrophysics Department
    • UC Observatories
  • Phone
    831-459-5246
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, ISB 261
  • Mail Stop UCO / Lick Observatory
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Astronomy, Astrophysics

Research Interests

study our own Milky Way galaxy to find out how and why it evolved to its present state. The evidence is that our Galaxy is a fairly typical spiral galaxy. That means that by studying our home in the universe, we can learn a lot about the evolution of other spiral galaxies like it. We can also use the story of our own Galaxy to help interpret observations at high redshift, where we can catch galaxies in the process of forming.

Biography, Education and Training

B.S.E., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
Ph. D., University of Chicago, Astronomy and Astrophysics