June 7, 2016:Â I have always had an interest in history and especially an interest in the history of people who have made famous, but also not-famous, contributions to science or society. Thus, when I readÂ Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff, with a real-life character from a small town in New York that . . . → Read More: Lost in Shangri-La, Found in Owego
April 16, 2016: We move pretty fast in Phys 105 â€“ 13.7 billion years of astronomy in about 15 weeks of classes… roughly one chapter per class period. So itâ€™s impossible to talk about all of the really cool things that are happening in our Solar System, our galaxy, and the Universe . . . → Read More: Video Killed the Writing Assignment
July 8, 2015: WUPPE! Yes, it was as fun as it sounds! and I cannot believe that 20 years has passed since its last flight.
In May 1995, the space shuttle Endeavor blasted off from Kennedy Space Center on STS-67 carrying a suite of ultraviolet telescopes on board: one from Goddard Spaceflight . . . → Read More: WUPPE!
August 7, 2015: In May, I spent 10 days in Poland, visiting WrocÅ‚aw (where Albion College and Michigan State students, faculty, and staff cleaned a section of the New Jewish Cemetery), KrakÃ³w (where we toured the Jewish Quarter, Schindler’s Factory, and the PÅ‚aszÃ³w Concentration Camp), and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Death Camp (which really . . . → Read More: #handson @ Albion College #HSSLP