School of Physical Sciences

Dr Stephen Lowry

Senior Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics



  • PH709: Space Astronomy and Solar System Science - Topics include: Solar System Evolution, Exploration of the Solar System by Spacecraft, Space Astronomy, Astrobiology. This is a Year-4 lecture-based course, shared with Prof. M. Smith. Dr Lowry is Module Convenor.
  • PH711: Rocketry and Human Spaceflight - Topics include: Space Systems Design and Flight Operations. This is a lecture-based course, shared with Dr. Mark Price. Dr Lowry is Module Convenor.
  • PH508: Spacecraft Design and Operations - Topics include: Spacecraft Systems Design and Orbit Dynamics, Project Management. This is a Stage-2 lecture-based course. Dr Lowry is Module Convenor.
  • PH512: Multimedia is Astronomy, Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences - This is a Year-2 laboratory-based module offered in the Spring term. Topics include: Virtual Observatories, Online Data Repositories, Astronomy Image-Analysis Techniques. Dr Lowry is Module Convenor.
  • PH700: Physics Research Project - Dr. Lowry offers multiple projects for this Stage-4 advanced research project module. Projects include analysis and modeling of observational data of Near-Earth Asteroids and other small solar systems bodies.
  • PH600: Physics Project - Dr. Lowry supervises multiple research projects for this Year-3 project module. Projects are astronomy based.
  • PH301: Physics Multiple workshops held in Spring term in support of this lecture based module.
  • PH307: Disasters - Dr Lowry coordinates that part of the course related to 'Asteroid Impacts'.
  • Numerous MSc and PhD projects are also offered.


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Last Updated: 08/07/2015