Data from the Union College Observatory have now been included on published articles in refereed journals!
(1) "Lightcurves for Three Koronis Family Asteroids from the Union College Observatory"
Wilkin, F.P., AlMassri, Z., Bowles, P., Pargiello, M., Sindoni, J. 2022 Minor Planet Bulletin, 49, 267-268
(2) "Lightcurve for Koronis Family Member (1363) Herberta"
Wilkin, F.P., Bromberg, J., AlMassri, J., Beauchaine, L., Nguyen, M. 2022 Minor Planet Bulletin, 49, 253 See photo link!Herberta paper team
(3) "The Periodic Signals of Nova V1674 Herculis (2021)" Patterson, J. et al. (Includes two Union College co-authors: student Andrew Cahaly '22 and Prof. Francis Wilkin), 2022 Astrophysical Journal Letters, 940, L56
(4) "Lightcurve Of Koronis Family Member (993) Moultona" Crowley, E., Wilkin, F.P. 2023 Minor Planet Bulletin, 50, 6
(5) "Lightcurve For Koronis Family Member (1389) Onnie" Wilkin, F.P., MacDonald, F, Slivan, S. 2023 Minor Planet Bulletin 50, 7
The first article included results from student participation in the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) course Ast 230 in Fall 2019 taught by Prof. Wilkin. Asteroids (243) Ida and (321) Florentina were observed in Fall 2019 for the class, and (2498) Luxembourg was observed by Jason Sindoni and Francis Wilkin in Dec 2018.
The second article was a team project by Prof. Wilkin's "Scholars Research Team" which was also presented at the 2022 Steinmetz Symposium.
The third article included results from student participation in the WAC course Ast 230 in Fall 2021. Three additional cataclysmic variables were observed by the class with observations contributed to the American Association of Variable Stars (AAVSO) and the Center for Backyard Astrophysics (CBA).
Additional student co-authors working with Prof. Wilkin included the 2021-22 Scholars Research Astronomy Team (Jayson Bromberg, Zuhair AlMassri, Louis Beauchaine, and Minh Nguyen), summer research (Jason Sindoni), and senior thesis (Patrick Bowles).
The fourth paper, on asteroid Moultona, represents the first time one of our students has been the first author on a refereed paper using the Union College Observatory! Eva Crowley performed the majority of the observations at the UCO during Summer 2023, with a total of 15 observing sessions on the target!
The fifth paper does not include UCO data but is listed because it has a student co-author, Finlay MacDonald, who did the preliminary photometry of the (April 2021) stationary point data for asteroid Onnie.
In addition to the above, several Union College Observatory observations were submitted to the NASA TESS TFOP program by Georgia Mraz, Francis Wilkin, and students of Ast 230 during Fall 2019.