About Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz

Curriculum Vitae

Education:

  • (Graduate course work in Human Paleontology), University of California, Berkeley, 1977-79
  • BA Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1976
  • (Course work in Physics) University of Hawaii, Manoa,1974-1975
  • BA Anthropology, Northwestern University, 1972

Timeline:

  • 1997-Present, Founder and President of Tenagra Observatories, Ltd. (tenagraobservatories.com)
  • 2012 Asteroid and comet search program initiated. Eleven comets and many NEOs discovered.
  • 2001-2013 Thousands of astronomical objects observed, Tenagra Observatory data appear in over 100 papers published in collaboration with academic partners around the world.
  • 2011 Installation and commissioning of 0.41-m f/3.75 Tenagra III astrograph.
    • 2001 Full automation and scheduling of 0.81-m f/7 Tenagra II astrograph completed.
    • 2001 Established Tenagra as a remote viewing site available to academia.
    • 2000 Acquired land, installed 3 automated domes and the 0.81-m Tenagra II automated astrograph.
  • 1997 established supernova search program utilizing small remotely controlled telescopes 50+ SNe discovered (not including those found by LOTOSS (Lick Observatory Tenagra Observatory Supernova Search).
  • 1981-1997, Founder, CEO and President of Prime Factors, Inc. (primefactors.com), a company providing commercial data encryption and key management systems to banks and other large financial institutions worldwide.
  • 1976-1979, Scientific Computer Programmer, University of California, Berkeley.
  • 1974-1975, Scientific Computer Programmer, University of Hawaii, Manoa.
  • 1968-1972, Scientific Computer Programmer, Northwestern University.

Research Interests:

  • Teaching, Public Outreach and Education
  • Minor Planet Astrometry
  • Astronomical Instrumentation & Automation
  • Supernovae
  • NEOs
  • History of Astronomy

Partial List of Publications Using Tenagra Data (Most Recent Published – Total 117 Papers):

Chou, Mei-Yin; Takami, Michihiro; Manset, Nadine; Beck, Tracy; Pyo, Tae-Soo; Chen, Wen-

Honeycut, R.K.;Kafka, S.;Robertson, J.W.

Moskovitz, Nicholas; Abe, Shinsuke; Pan, Kang-Shian; Osip, David; Pefkou, Dimitra; Melita, Mario; Elias, Mauro; Kitazato, Kohei; Bus, Schelte; DeMeo, Francesca; Binzel, Richard; Abell, Paul

Eldridge, John J.; Fraser, Morgan; Smartt, Stephen J.; Maund, Justyn R.; Crockett, R. Mark

Bin, Li; Zhao, Haibin; Hand, Xianming L.; Liu, Wenjuan; Sun, Luming; Shi, Jingjing; Gao, Shan, Zhou, Hongyan

Franco, Lorenzo; Guido, Ernesto; Sostero, Giovanni; Howes, Nick; Donato, Luca

Rossi, A.; Klose, S.; Ferrero, P.; Greiner, J.; Arnold, L. A.; Gonsalves, E.; Hartmann, D. H.; Updike, A. C.; Kann, D. A.; Krühler, T.; Palazzi, E.; Savaglio, S.; Schulze, S.; Afonso, P. M. J.; Amati, L.; Castro-Tirado, A. J.; Clemens, C.; Filgas, R.; Gorosabel, J.; Hunt, L. K.; Küpcü Yoldaş, A.; Masetti, N.; Nardini, M.; Nicuesa Guelbenzu, A.; Olivares, F. E.; Pian, E.; Rau, A.; Schady, P.; Schmidl, S.; Yoldaş, A.; de Ugarte Postigo, A.

Altavilla, Giuseppe; Botticella, Maria Teresa; Cappellaro, Enrico; Turatto, Massimo

Gałan, C.; Mikołajewski, M.; Tomov, T.; Graczyk, D.; Apostolovska, G.; Barzova, I.; Bellas-Velidis, I.; Bilkina, B.; Blake, R. M.; Bolton, C. T.; Bondar, A.; Brát, L.; Brożek, T.; Budzisz, B.; Cikała, M.; Csák, B.; Dapergolas, A.; Dimitrov, D.; Dobierski, P.; Drahus, M.; Dróżdż, M.; Dvorak, S.; Elder, L.; Frąckowiak, S.; Galazutdinov, G.; Gazeas, K.; Georgiev, L.; Gere, B.; Goździewski, K.; Grinin, V. P.; Gromadzki, M.; Hajduk, M.; Heras, T. A.; Hopkins, J.; Iliev, I.; Janowski, J.; Kocián, R.; Kołaczkowski, Z.; Kolev, D.; Kopacki, G.; Krzesiński, J.; Kučáková, H.; Kuligowska, E.; Kundera, T.; Kurpińska-Winiarska, M.; Kuźmicz, A.; Liakos, A.; Lister, T. A.; Maciejewski, G.; Majcher, A.; Majewska, A.; Marrese, P. M.; Michalska, G.; Migaszewski, C.; Miller, I.; Munari, U.; Musaev, F.; Myers, G.; Narwid, A.; Németh, P.; Niarchos, P.; Niemczura, E.; Ogłoza, W.; Ömen, Y.; Oksanen, A.; Osiwała, J.; Peneva, S.; Pigulski, A.; Popov, V.; Pych, W.; Pye, J.; Ragan, E.; Roukema, B. F.; Różański, P. T.; Semkov, E.; Siwak, M.; Staels, B.; Stateva, I.; Stempels, H. C.; Stślicki, M.; Świerczyński, E.; Szymański, T.; Tomov, N.; Waniak, W.; Wicek, M.; Winiarski, M.; Wychudzki, P.; Zajczyk, A.; Zoła, S.; Zwitter, T.

Chen, W. P.; Hu, S. C.-L.; Errmann, R.; Adam, Ch.; Baar, S.; Berndt, A.; Bukowiecki, L.; Dimitrov, D. P.; Eisenbeiß, T.; Fiedler, S.; Ginski, Ch.; Gräfe, C.; Guo, J. K.; Hohle, M. M.; Hsiao, H. Y.; Janulis, R.; Kitze, M.; Lin, H. C.; Lin, C. S.; Maciejewski, G.; Marka, C.; Marschall, L.; Moualla, M.; Mugrauer, M.; Neuhäuser, R.; Pribulla, T.; Raetz, St.; Röll, T.; Schmidt, E.; Schmidt, J.; Schmidt, T. O. B.; Seeliger, M.; Trepl, L.; Briceño, C.; Chini, R.; Jensen, E. L. N.; Nikogossian, E. H.; Pandey, A. K.; Sperauskas, J.; Takahashi, H.; Walter, F. M.; Wu, Z.-Y.; Zhou, X.

Kong, A. K. H.; Huang, R. H. H.; Cheng, K. S.; Takata, J.; Yatsu, Y.; Cheung, C. C.; Donato, D.; Lin, L. C. C.; Kataoka, J.; Takahashi, Y.; Maeda, K.; Hui, C. Y.; Tam, P. H. T.

Hu, S. C.-L.; Chen, W. P.; the Young Exoplanet Transit Initiative Collaboration

Pastorello, A.; Pumo, M. L.; Navasardyan, H.; Zampieri, L.; Turatto, M.; Sollerman, J.; Taddia, F.; Kankare, E.; Mattila, S.; Nicolas, J.; Prosperi, E.; San Segundo Delgado, A.; Taubenberger, S.; Boles, T.; Bachini, M.; Benetti, S.; Bufano, F.; Cappellaro, E.; Cason, A. D.; Cetrulo, G.; Ergon, M.; Germany, L.; Harutyunyan, A.; Howerton, S.; Hurst, G. M.; Patat, F.; Stritzinger, M.; Strolger, L.-G.; Wells, W.

Taddia, F.; Stritzinger, M. D.; Sollerman, J.; Phillips, M. M.; Anderson, J. P.; Ergon, M.; Folatelli, G.; Fransson, C.; Freedman, W.; Hamuy, M.; Morrell, N.; Pastorello, A.; Persson, S. E.; Gonzalez, S.

Hu, S. C.; Chen, W. P.; Young Exoplanet Transit Initiative
9th Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics. Proceedings of a conference held at Lijiang, China in 14-20 April 2011. ASP Conference Series, Vol. 451. Edited by S. Qain, K. Leung, L. Zhu, and S. Kwok. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2011., p.345

Fabbri, J.; Otsuka, M.; Barlow, M. J.; Gallagher, Joseph S.; Wesson, R.; Sugerman, B. E. K.; Clayton, Geoffrey C.; Meixner, M.; Andrews, J. E.; Welch, D. L.; Ercolano, B.

 For a complete list:

http://labs.adsabs.harvard.edu/fulltext/?&bibstem=&commit=search&page=2&q=Tenagra

Tenagra MP and Comet Reports (Most Recent Published– 200+ Reports and Papers):

1. 2013MPEC….D…22B [E                ]
Comet C/2013 c2 (tenagra)
Bressi, T. H.; Stevens, B. L.; Durig, D. T.; Schwartz, M.; and 11 coauthors
  2. 2013CBET.3420….1S [E                 ]
Comet C/2013 D1 (Holvorcem)
Schwartz, M.; Williams, G. V.Matches in Abstract
  3. 2013CBET.3417….1H [E                 ]
Comet C/2013 C2 (Tenagra)
Holvorcem, P. R.; Schwartz, M.; Sato, H.; Stevens, B. L.; and 1 coauthorsMatches in Abstract
  4. 2013MPC..82122…4S [                  ]
Minor Planet Observations [926 Tenagra II Observatory]
Schwartz, M.; Holvorcem, P. R.; Robbins, I.; Sheikh, S.
  5. 2013MPC..81940..23S [                  ]
Comet Observations [926 Tenagra II Observatory]
Schwartz, M.; Holvorcem, P. R.
  6. 2012MPEC….X…79A [E                ]
P/2012 WX32 = 1931 AN = 2003 WZ141 (Tombaugh-Tenagra)
Abe, H.; McMillan, R. S.; Blythe, M.; Shelley, F.; and 30 coauthors
  7. 2012MPEC….X…13B [E                ]
Comet P/2012 WX32 (tenagra)
Bressi, T. H.; Schwartz, M.; Holvorcem, P. R.; Kowalski, R. A.; and 11 coauthors
  8. 2012MPC..81718…8S [                 ]
Minor Planet Observations [926 Tenagra II Observatory]
Schwartz, M.; Holvorcem, P. R.
  9. 2012MPC..81571…1S [                  ]
Comet Observations [926 Tenagra II Observatory]
Schwartz, M.; Holvorcem, P. R.
  10. 2012CBET.3342….1L [E                 ]
Comet P/2012 WX_32 = 1931 AN = 2003 WZ_141 (Tombaugh-Tenagra)
Levy, D. H.; Williams, G. V.

For a complete list:

http://labs.adsabs.harvard.edu/ui/cgi-bin/topicSearch?q=Tenagra&qtype=NEW&db_key=AST&db_key=PRE&arxiv_sel=astro-ph&arxiv_sel=gr-qc

Awards and Honors:

  • Recipient 2011, 2013, 2014 Edgar Wilson Award
  • Naming of minor planet (13820) ‘Schwartz’ by the IAU
  • Naming of minor planet (155142) ‘Tenagra’ by the IAU
  • University of California, Berkeley Full Graduate Fellowship
  • Undergraduate scholarship, Northwestern University