History Matters: The Story of Albion’s Longstreet Meteorite

February 2015:¬ When I arrived as a newly hired tenure-track faculty member in the Physics Department at Albion College (Albion, MI), I was almost immediately regaled with campus stories about historic events related to astronomy. These stories were the stuff of lore and passed on from class to class. ‚ÄúThe historic Alvan Clark telescope . . . → Read More: History Matters: The Story of Albion’s Longstreet Meteorite

Genius! Bar none.

January 16, 2015: Every once in a while I have a flash¬ of genius, that “aha moment” that gets me excited for the start of the new year. ¬ A few years ago, it was having my Intro Astronomy students make videos¬ about a topic in Astronomy. This time, I modified a standard writing . . . → Read More: Genius! Bar none.

Go Big – Read!

Awhile ago, there was a thread going around on Facebook to list your 10 favorite books. It pops up again every once in awhile. I was challenged by a friend of mine¬ to list 10 of my favorite books, so I did.

I’ve reprinted the list here, again in no . . . → Read More: Go Big – Read!

Hey to the Intro Astro Student

March 4, 2014: Every once in a while in the¬ career of a coach/teacher/professor, ¬ there is a group of students¬ that brings the magic. I’m know Miss Jenn feels that way about her dancers; I’m sure Coach Rundle feels that way about our Albion Britons; and¬ I have a sneaking suspicion that Coach . . . → Read More: Hey to the Intro Astro Student