Eliot Halley Vrijmoet    VRY-MOOT

Graduate Student, PhD Candidate
SMARTS Graduate Fellow for the CTIO 0.9m Telescope

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303
Comet Halley
Image: Altered from NASA/W. Liller
Office: 1 Park Place 713
(inside 1 Park Place 700)
E-mail: vrijmoet@astro.gsu.edu        @eliotVRIJ

Curriculum Vitae (updated 11 January 2020)

B.A. Physics - Reed College - 2013
More about me

Eliot Halley and the Moon
Image credit: Bokyoung Kim
I'm not teaching this summer! :)
Previous sections:

Spring 2020

Fall 2019

Summer 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Summer 2018

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Summer 2017

Spring 2017

Fall 2016
ASTR 1020 T 2:00-3:50 p.m.

ASTR 1020 M 2:00-3:50 p.m.


ASTR 1020 Tu 10:00-11:50 a.m.
ASTR 1020 Th 10:00-11:50 a.m.

ASTR 1010 Tu 12:00-1:50 p.m.
ASTR 1010 W 8:00-9:50 a.m.


ASTR 1010 Tu 5:00-6:50 p.m.
ASTR 1010 W 3:00-4:50 p.m.

ASTR 1020 M 1:30-3:20 p.m.
ASTR 1020 W 1:30-3:20 p.m.

ASTR 1010 MW 7:40-9:30 p.m.

ASTR 1010 M 3:00-4:50 p.m.
ASTR 1010 Th 1:00-2:50 p.m.
ASTR 1010 F 8:00-9:50 a.m.

ASTR 1020 Tu 7:00-8:50 p.m.
ASTR 1020 F 8:00-9:50 a.m.

GSU ASTR 1010/1020 Lab website Hard Labor Creek Observatory (HLCO)
Georgia Tech Observatory
Fernbank Science Center Observatory

Research Consortium on Nearby Stars (RECONS)

The goal: As CTIOPI, we map and characterize red and brown dwarfs within 25 pc.

The work: For a list of ~700 red stars, we take fresh astrometry and photometry every couple months from CTIO.

The result: For many systems we have astrometry spanning 20 years!

What I do with these stars: I identify the unresolved binary systems and characterize their orbits. Some questions on my mind lately:
  • What are the mass ratios of red dwarf binaries?
  • Which orbits tend to occur? Which orbits tend not to occur?
  • What can this tell us about where to look for planets?
CTIO 0.9m
Astrometric orbits example 1

SMARTS 0.9m telescope at CTIO, where we take our data
      (and you could, too!)
Another useful list of links for the SMARTS 0.9m & 1.5m

My advisor and RECONS fearless leader: Todd J Henry

My honorary advisor and RECONS first mate: Wei-Chun Jao

Life Resources

This plot (and many more!) appears in Henry et al. (2018).