About Us

Who We Are

Adama and staff next to telescope

Since the dedication of the NIRo telescope in 2010, we have had the good fortune of working with a steady stream of undergraduate physics and engineering majors on observational, technical, and engineering projects.

 


Students (Past & Present)

  • Brent Segally, ’11 (initial engineering and calibration, eclipsing binaries – T Lmi)
  • Gerald Keller, ’12 (instrumentation – robotic lens cap, LED array)
  • Matthew Bernard, ’13 (initial MPC submission)
  • Craig Holland, ’13 (eclipsing binaries – Y Leo)
  • Andrew Jackura, ’13 (instrumentation – robotic lens cap)
  • Natalie Walker, ’13 (initial engineering and calibration)
  • Daniel Huizenga, ’14 (near-Earth asteroids)
  • Ryan Torrenga, ’14 (eclipsing binaries – Y Leo, ER Vul)
  • Devin Whitten, ’15 (near-Earth asteroids, exoplanets)
  • Jerald Balta ’17 (near-Earth asteroids, asteroid light curves, chip calibration)
  • Joshua Balcerak (chip calibration)
  • Szymon Cias (near-Earth asteroids, asteroid light curves)
  • Salvador Espinoza (chip calibration)
  • Steven Garza (near-Earth asteroids, asteroid light curves)
  • Richard Gorby (chip calibration, asteroid light curves)
  • Jacob Pavel (near-Earth asteroids, chip calibration, Algol-type eclipsing binaries)
  • Xavier Richardson (chip calibration)
  • Omar Siddiqui (near-Earth asteroids)
  • Samantha Tarkington (exoplanets, near-Earth asteroids, asteroid light curves)
  • Joshua Vandenoever (near-Earth asteroids, asteroid light curves)
  • Andie Wahlberg (chip calibration)
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Adam Rengstorf

Adam W. Rengstorf, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics

I teach all levels of physics lecture and lab, gen.-ed. astronomy, and upper-level astrophysics courses. I also oversee all observing campaigns and undergraduate research projects at NIRo Observatory.

(219) 989-2624

adamwr@pnw.edu

Contact Us
Adam Rengstorf

Adam W. Rengstorf, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics

I teach all levels of physics lecture and lab, gen.-ed. astronomy, and upper-level astrophysics courses. I also oversee all observing campaigns and undergraduate research projects at NIRo Observatory.

(219) 989-2624

adamwr@pnw.edu