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
Steven S. Vogt
  • Title
    • Emeritus Distinguished Professor/Astronomer
    • Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Astronomy & Astrophysics Department
    • UC Observatories
  • Phone
    831-459-2151
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • ISB 343
  • Mail Stop UCO / Lick Observatory
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Astronomy, Astrophysics

Research Interests

My current research is focussed on the detection and characterization of planets around nearby stars. This work involves using high resolution spectroscopy on large telescopes to obtain meter/second precision radial velocities, through which planets can be detected, sensing the reflex barycentric motion of their host star. I also do a lot if instrumentation development in support of this research. I am in the latter stages of commissioning a 2.4-m Automated Planet Finder telescope atop Mt. Hamilton, and am also working on an early-light spectrometer called MTHR for the Thirty-Meter Telescope.

Biography, Education and Training

A.B., Physics, U.C. Berkeley, 1972
A.B., Astronomy, U.C. Berkeley, 1972
M.S., Astronomy, U. of Texas at Austin, 1976
Ph.D., Astronomy, U. of Texas at Austin, 1978