Ken Seidelmann

Phone: (434) 243-5667
Fax: (434) 924-3104
Office: 215 Astronomy Building
 Department of Astronomy
 PO Box 400325
 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325


Curriculum Vitae
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Director of Astrometry, U.S. Naval Observatory
Research Professor, University of Virginia

Research Interests
Solar system astronomy
Celestial mechanics
History of Time

My recent work has focused on space astrometry missions, reference systems, space surveillance, and time. I have co-edited the third edition of the "Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac" and co-authored the books "Fundamentals of Astrometry" and "Time-from Earth Rotation to Atomic Physics". I am currently writing a book "Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics: Theory and Practice". I am President of the Celestial Mechanics Institute and past chairman of the IAU/IAG Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements.

Courses Recently Taught
Astronomy 1740
Link to publications