#ACEAP2018: Adventures in Astronomy – Chile Style

November 6, 2018: As a member of the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program, I had the privilege of traveling with eight other educators to Chile in June. We toured the NSF-funded telescopes at Cerro Tololo (near the coastal town of La Serena) and the radio dishes of ALMA (near the desert town of San . . . → Read More: #ACEAP2018: Adventures in Astronomy – Chile Style

Video Killed the Writing Assignment

April 16, 2016: We move pretty fast in Phys 105 – 13.7 billion years of astronomy in about 15 weeks of classes… roughly one chapter per class period. So it’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

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. “The historic Alvan Clark telescope . . . → Read More: History Matters: The Story of Albion’s Longstreet Meteorite

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 Peters feels that way . . . → Read More: Hey to the Intro Astro Student