Faculty Directory

Department Chair: Raja Guha Thakurta Department Manager: Abby Campbell Wong
Associate Chair: Ruth Murray-Clay Graduate Advisor: Lindsay Lauver
Associate Chair and Undergraduate Program Director: Jonathan Fortney Administrative Assistant: Margaret Mattson
Graduate Program: Jonathan Fortney Administrative Assistant, Astrobiology Institute: Deana Tanguay
Constance M Rockosi
  • Title
    • Professor/Astronomer
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences
  • Department
    • Astronomy & Astrophysics Department
    • UC Observatories
  • Phone
    831-459-5246
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • 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