I currently teach Stellar Atmospheres.  Students can find course materials on Angel.

I have also taught:
  • ASTRO 010: The Astronomical Universe (Fall 2010), an introductory survey course in astronomy for non-majors.
  • ASTRO 020S: First-year undergraduate seminar (Fall 2011-3) for those interested in the astronomy majors at Penn State.
  • ASTRO 530: Stellar Atmospheres (Spring 2010, and Spring 2012), a graduate course.  The focus is the radiative processes of optically thick media, with the Solar atmosphere as the example.  There is also significant emphasis on programming, numerical methods, and document preparation.
  • ASTRO 589: Seminar in Current Astronomical Research (The Science of Exoplanets) (Fall 2009)

Recent Entries

Water Detected in the Atmosphere of a Hot Jupiter!
It's nice when a long-running project reaches fruition!Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds Research Associate Chad Bender has been hunting…
Glimpsing Heat from Alien Technologies
This post originally appeared on Centauri Dreams. I'm reproducing it here because, well, it seems like this blog should have…
Well, lucky me! For Christmas I got a great big oil on canvas, "Boardwalk" by artist Karen Amato*:It's a commissioned…


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