Karen Kwitter photograph

Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Astronomy, Emerita
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267

 

Office: 204 TPL
Phone: 413-597-2272
FAX: 413-597-3200
email: kkwitter-at-williams.edu

 

EDUCATION
Wellesley College – BA in Astronomy and Physics (with honors)
UCLA – MA, PhD in Astronomy

TEACHING

RESEARCH

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Most Recent
On the Computation of Interstellar Extinction in Photoionized Nebulae, C. Morisset, R.L.M. Corradi, J. García-Rojas, A. Mampaso, D. Jones, K.B. Kwitter, L. Magrini, & E. Villaver, Astron. & Astrophys., 674, L6, 2023

 Planetary Nebulae as Tools for Astrophysics, a Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences Topic, co-edited by Kwitter

Planetary Nebulae: Sources of Enlightenment, an invited review/tutorial by Kwitter & Henry. This was the second most downloaded PASP paper in 2022, and to date has been downloaded more than 3700 times.

Kwitter & Henry planetary nebula analysis results available online.

NON-SCIENCE, BUT TASTY!
For the best challah ever, try Grandma Rosie’s Fabulous Challah.
Or, you might like Grandma Rosie’s Fabulous High Holiday Sweet Round Challah or even Grandma Rosie’s Fabulous Chocolate Babka. They each take about 3 hours start to finish, but they’re worth it! (If you’re in a hurry, try Grandma Rosie’s Fabulous One-Loaf breadmaker Recipe!)

 

Header Images: Ring Nebula slitless spectrum (extracted from Image of M57, the Ring Nebula, taken by the 2006 NOAO REU students under supervision of Dr. Steve Howell); NGC 2440 slit spectrum (laserstars.org)

last updated 5/2/24