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Graduate Astronomy Organization proudly presents... The GATOR The G raduate A stronomy T reatise O n R elocating to Gainesville and the University of Florida 9th Edition: February 2010 (Last updated by Mark Keremedjiev)
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1 Introduction This guide is meant to provide you with information that we feel is important for someone starting the graduate program in Astronomy at the University of Florida. We hope you will find this guide useful. We have divided the guide into sections by the urgency with which you’ll need them, hopefully. Chapters 1-3 should be read/skimmed prior to your arrival and the others reviewed at your leisure. Also, for an online version with some helpful links see http://www.astro.ufl.edu/ gao/gator.html 1.1 Department Contact Info Here’s our basic contact info: Astronomy Department University of Florida 211 Bryant Space Science Center P.O. Box 112055 Gainesville, FL 32611-2055 (352) 392-2052 www.astro.ufl.edu 1.2 People You Should Know About Here are a few people who you most assuredly will need to interact with in Astronomy: Department Chair: Dr. Rafael Guzman Dr. Guzman’s office is located in room 211-E and his email address is [email protected] Dr. Guzman has an open door policy; therefore, in the event you encounter any dif- ficulties which cannot be resolved through other avenues, he will gladly arrange to meet with you. Associate Chair: Dr. Ata Sarajedini Dr. Sarajedini’s office is located in room 211-D (next to the Chair’s) and he can be reached at 392-2052 ext. 238 or [email protected] Dr. Sarajedini acts on behalf of the chair in the chair’s absence and is responsible for many of the department’s internal issues. Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Anthony Gonzalez Dr. Gonzalez handles the internal administrative work associated with the graduate program. Questions pertaining to classes, qualifying exams, research or anything else relative to the requirements of the program should be addressed to him. Dr. Gon- zalez’ office is located in room 318 and he can be reached at 392-2052 ext. 233 or [email protected] 2
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Program Assistant: Catherine Cassidy Catherine does everything from registration, deadline notifications, degree applica- tions, and tuition waiver documentation to just about everything else administrative and connected with the graduate program. She is located in room 211 and can be reached at 392-2052 ext. 201 or [email protected] Teaching Lab Director: Dr. Francisco Reyes Dr. Reyes oversees the undergraduate astronomy laboratory course AST1022-L which is what most of our Teaching Assistants teach. When you are on a Teaching Assis- tantship expect to interact with Dr. Reyes. His office is located in room 12 and he can be reached at 392-2052 ext. 229 or [email protected] Computer Support: Ken Sallot and Matthew Payne Ken and Matt are the department computer support personnel. Your initial con- tact with them will be to set up your @astro email account. Their office is in room 221B and they can be reached at 392-2052 ext. 248 and ext. 252 respectively or ad- [email protected] 1.3 Graduate Student Contacts
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