Department Physics & Astronomy


Karen P. Magee-Sauer
Professor
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
sauer@rowan.edu
856-256-4395
Rm 101-I, Science Hall


Courses Taught
  • Physics of Everyday Life
  • Exploration of the Solar System
  • Honors Natural Science: The Solar System
  • Physics I, II
  • Modern Physics
  • Optics
  • Electricity & Magnetism


    Interested in Summer Research? Check out the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. You can find the programs for your specific discipline listed.

    You should also search the natioanl labs (Fermi National Lab, Argonne National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, etc), NASA, and observatories for summer undergraduate programs. ( I will add links in the future)

    Research and Professional Activities

    My research field is in planetary sciences. My research is supported by the National Science Foundation's Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) program and NASA's Planetary Atmospheres progam. I collaborate with scientists in the Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.  I primarily study the composition and behavior of comets by observing the infrared emission of cometary molecules.  The telescopes that our group uses are the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility and the W.M. Keck telescope , both atop of Mauna Kea (14,000 ft) on the Big Island of Hawaii.  

    Click on topics below to display a list of links that lead to general information, interesting sites, and educational materials for the topics listed.


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    Last updated 9/13/04. Maintained by K. Magee-Sauer