This is the Astronomy Department's internal resources page, primarily intended for members of the department. It includes a hodgepodge of useful information and links.
- Department Support
Information and contacts for the department's administrative support services. Many common questions are answered here.
- Hosting Visitors
Information for hosting colloquium and other visitors.
- Department Plan of Organization
Information relating to the department's plan of organization.
- Department Committee Assignments (PDF)
This page lists the members of all the departmental committees.
- Graduate Advisors and Committees (PDF, internal)
This page lists all current graduate advisors and committees.
- Draft Theses (internal)
This directory contains all theses in PDF before they are defended. A paper copy can be found in the library.
- APT criteria, professorial faculty (.doc)
The department's Appointments and Promotion criteria for professorial faculty are identical to the CMNS criteria, provided here.
- APT criteria, research faculty (PDF)
The department's Appointments and Promotion criteria for research faculty are identical to the UMD criteria, provided here. (Last updated Apr. 2017.)
- APT reference request, research faculty (.docx)
Template for soliciting a reference letter for research faculty.
- APT equity memo (PDF)
APT chairs are responsible for sending this memo (or a link to it) to voting faculty in advance of the APT meeting.
- Career & Diversity Information
Useful links related to the popular Career Paths seminars.
- Department Prizes and Awards
A detailed list of all awards that are judged and awarded within the department.
- External Prizes and Awards
A detailed list of all national and international awards for which members of the department might be nominated.
- SSH Tools
Information on Windows and Java applications for Secure Shell Login (SSH) from outside the department.
- Department Cluster Usage/Load
A graphical summary of the current usage/load for the yorp computer cluster.
- IAU Circulars
A search tool for IAU Circulars, Minor Planet Electronic Circulars (MPEC), and Central Bureau Electronic Telegrams (CBET). (This site is accessible only from within astro.umd.edu).
- UM Travel Policy
Going on a trip? Be sure to read up on the travel policy and the Department's travel guide. You should also fill out travel request and expense forms at the UM Electronic Forms System.
- How to Create Your Directory Webpage and Personal Website
Newcomers are especially encouraged to make at least the "vanilla" department webpage for themselves.
- Department Letterhead
A Microsoft Word template containing the UMD logo in the letterhead, courtesy of Prof. Harris.
- Need a UM Logo?
If you are creating a web page, poster or other material in which you wish to incorporate the University of Maryland logo, the usage must conform to the UM Visual Identity Guide. Happily, the University has provided high quality logos for just these purposes. For posters and other print media, use the high-resolution Institutional Marks. For web pages, use Web Applicable Marks.