University of Hawaii
Institute for Astronomy 

Jeffrey R. Kuhn 

Ph.D., Princeton, 1981
  • Sun 
  • Astrophysics 
  • Instrumentation 

Class notes

Astronomy 110 Lab Winter/Spring 2005

An Introduction to Gravity and General Relativity

Work in progress...

A new stellar disk is resolved using polarimetric tricks to achieve high dynamic range

r-modes are finally seen on the sun

This satellite experiment uses the heritage of Gravity Probe B and MDI missions to make use of the new tool of solar astrometry for understanding the deepest parts of the sun

Here is our 0.5m telescope (under construction) -- a prototype for larger off-axis telescopes

Could this be what the next generation of large (23m) telescopes will look like?

This NPT report illustrates how a 6.5m off-axis design will generate unique opportunities for a NASA telescope devoted to planetary studies and mission support


Phillips Distinguished Lecturer (Haverford, 1994)

Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (1986)

Shenstone Prize (Princeton, 1980)

Selected Publications

Interpreting the Solar Limb Shape Distortions
J. Armstrong and J. R. Kuhn,
The Astrophysical Journal, 525, 533-538 (1999)

Optical Design of a 6.5-m Off-Axis New Planetary Telescope
G. Moretto and J. R. Kuhn
Advanced Telescope Design, Fabrication, and Control, ed. William Roybal
Proc. SPIE, 3785, 73-79 (1999)

Probable Detection of a Bright Infrared Coronal Emission Line of SI IX near 3.93 Microns
J. R. Kuhn, R. M. MacQueen, J. Streete, G. Tansey, I. Mann, P. Hillebrand, R. Coulter, H. Lin, D. Edmunds, and P. Judge
The Astrophysical Journal, 521, 478-482 (1999)

Some Astronomical Performance Advantages of Off-Axis Telescopes
J. R. Kuhn and S. L. Hawley
The Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 111, 601-620 (1999)

The Sun's Shape and Brightness
J. R. Kuhn, R. I. Bush, X. Scheick, and P. Scherrer
Nature, 392, 155-157 (1998)

He I 10830 Angstrom Line Polarimetry: A New Tool to Probe the Filament Magnetic Fields
H. Lin, M. J. Penn, and J. R. Kuhn
The Astrophysical Journal, 493, 978-995 (1998)

Space-based Near Infrared Coronal Observations
I. Mann and J. R. Kuhn
Advances in Space Research, 21, 1-2, 315-317 (1998) 

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