dr. harriet dinerstein

Harriet Dinerstein


Planetary nebulae; abundances in gaseous nebulae; infrared, optical, and ultraviolet spectroscopy of emission lines; extragalactic H II regions and star formation in disk galaxies; classical novae.

ADS | astro-ph

Group Areas

Stars, Chemical Abundances, Interstellar, HII Regions & Planetary Nebulae


The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Astronomy

RLM 16.324

Austin, TX 78712

(512) 471-3449



B.S., Yale University, 1975
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1980


AST 309N: Lives and Deaths of the Stars (Fall 2016)
AST 307: Introductory Astronomy (Fall 2015)
AST 352K: Stellar Astronomy (Fall 2014)
AST 152M: Stellar Astronomy Laboratory (Fall 2014)
AST 383T: Seminar in Stellar Astronomy (Spring 2014)
AST 393F: Survey of the Interstellar Medium (Spring 2013)
AST 301: Introduction to Astronomy (Spring 2012)
AST 185C: Conference on Modern Astronomy (Fall 2011)
AST 393S: Seminar in Interstellar Matter (Fall 2006)


1989 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy (American Astronomical Society)

1984 Annie J. Cannon Award in Astronomy (American Association of University Women/American Astronomical Society)

Articles and Poster Papers

Employment Histories of Recent Astronomy Ph.D. Graduates from the University of Texas at Austin
(Poster presented at the 189th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, 12-16 January 1997, Toronto, Canada.)