Teaching

"Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another. "
~Plato

M8 The Lagoon Nebula


About Me

Research

The Deep Ecliptic Survey

Teaching

           Homeschool

 

Publications

Astronomy Links 

Ministry Links

 

MIT Classes

As a graduate student I was a laboratory instructor for three classes at MIT in the Planetary Astronomy Group

Observational Techniques of Optical Astronomy (12.410)
Hands-On Astronomy: Observing Stars and Planets (12.409)
Astronomy Field  Camp at Lowell Observatory (12.411)

Astronomy Outreach

In 2003 I became a counselor for the University of Arizona Astronomy Camp  for teens and adults led by Dr. Don McCarthy. Don and I have also written an article together entitled Making your own astronomical camera that talks about disposable cameras and some cool things you can do with them to take pictures of the night sky. 

As an undergraduate I worked with Dr. Larry Lebofsky and his wife Nancy doing educational outreach in astronomy. I helped with a program called Project ARTIST which gives teachers additional background for teaching astronomy in their classrooms.  I also helped to run the Tucson NASA Teacher Resource Center which provides teachers and others with educational materials that are space science related. I also had the opportunity to help Larry begin the undergraduate Preceptor program at the Univerisity of Arizona in the Lunar and Planetary Department.