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Joseph Moody


Office: N484 ESC
Phone: (801) 422-4347
Cell: (801) 372-5484
Teaching Url: http://www.physics.byu.edu/faculty/moody
Email: jmoody byu.edu

Office Hours

  • Monday 1:30-3:30

Meetings and Assignments

  • Tuesday 3-4:00 (ROVOR, UARC)
  • Thursday 11-12:00 (Astronomy)
  • Monday 4-5:00 (Colloquium)

Professional Bio

  • PhD in Astronomy from the University of Michigan (Robert Kirshner advisor).
  • Post-doctoral researcher, The Institute for Astronomy at the University of New Mexico, Stephen Gregory and Jack Burns advisors. 
  • Assistant Professor, Weber State University. 
  • Full Professor BYU. On BYU faculty since 1990. 
  • Formerly department graduate coordinator, head of BYU astronomy group, head of physical science program, managing editor of the ASP Conference Series
  • Former member of the American Astronomical Society Publication Board 
  • Contributed to the discovery of galaxies in voids, type Ib supernovae, carbon stars.
  • Current research is on the character of galaxy voids in models and surveys and using remote observing to better quantify the variability of AGN light as a test of the standard model.



Specialty: Galaxy nuclear variability, remote observing, large-scale galaxy distribution

Research Website: http://rovor.byu.edu


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