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!

Toruń, the Center of the Heliocentric Model

May 16, 2015: While participating in the Albion College Holocaust Studies Service Learning Program, a side trip to Toruń, Poland brought me to the house of Copernicus, the man who put the Sun at the center of the Solar System (instead of the Earth), revolutionizing the way scientists, and people in general, thought about . . . → Read More: Toruń, the Center of the Heliocentric Model

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

Baby, It’s COLD Outside…

January 8, 2014: …but the science is HOT at the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).  With temperatures around the country dipping into negative numbers due to the polar vortex (arctic outbreak?), it’s nice to be here at the conference hotel and listening to some really interesting science. It’s enough to warm the cockles of my . . . → Read More: Baby, It’s COLD Outside…