Home Page of Richard (Rico) Ignace

U. S. Mail: Richard Ignace
Department of Physics & Astronomy
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614
Internet: ignace at etsudotedu
Office: 274 Brown Hall
Office phone:
(423) 439-6904
(423) 439-6905


My CV/Resume (last updated Jul 2016)


Presentations at ETSU Observatory Open Houses

This is a HST picture of NGC 602:

This gorgeous Hubble Space Telescope image shows a young star cluster called NGC 602 that is located in the nearby galaxy the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). The SMC is a companion galaxy to our Milky Way at a distance of about 60,000 parsecs (or a bit under 200,000 lightyears). The cluster is located near middle, with a large gaseous cloud surrounding it. Several other galaxies farther away than the SMC can also be seen.

The Purpose of This Web Page

I will make this short. This page has been designed for three reasons: personal ease, professional courtesy, and information dissemination.

Non-Local Astro Jumps

Non-Astro Jumps

Last Modified: 01/2018