Faculty Profile

Nate McCrady

Nate McCrady

Associate Professor

Email: nate.mccrady@umontana.edu
Office: CHCB 122
Office Hours:

M/Tu/F 11am-12pm and Th 1-2pm

Personal Website


Stellar Astrophysics (Stellar structure, evolution and formation)

Planetary Science

Observational Astronomy Laboratory

Galaxies and Cosmology

Honors Introductory Astronomy

Special Relativity

General Relativity


PhD Astrophysics, University of California Berkeley, 2005

BS Astronomy, University of Washington, 1999

BS Physics, University of Washington, 1999

Research Interests

Detection and characterization of exoplanets


Co-Principal Investigator, MINERVA Exoplanet Observatory


Excellence in Teaching Across the Curriculum, U. Montana, 2013
Outstanding Teaching Award, UCLA, 2008

Home Department

Department of Physics and Astronomy 

Area of Expertise

Exoplanets; Relativity; Star Formation


Member, American Astronomical Society