Dr. Ellingson's research includes multi-wavelength studies of galaxy cluster to map their galaxy, gas and dark matter distributions. Recent interdisciplinary work includes astronomical visualizations of Mayan codices and astronomical surveys of pre-Incan sites. She also serves as an astronomical consultant to the National Park Service and planetarium show producer on the astronomical practices of the Ancestral Puebloans.
extragalactic astronomy, observational astronomy, astronomy education, historical and cultural astronomy, skyscape archaeology
ASTR 2000 - Ancient Astronomies of the World
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Documents the numerous ways in which observational astronomy and cosmology have been features of ancient cultures. Includes naked eye astronomy, archaeoastronomy, ethnoastronomy, concepts of time, calendrics, cosmogony, and cosmology.