I am one of the astronomers in the Physics department, and I teach Introduction to Astronomy (Phys 101) . I am also involved in the ALFALFA Project, a consortium of 16 universities led by Cornell University and funded by the NSF, that uses the 1000-ft. antenna of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center's Arecibo Observatory to measure extragalactic abundance of neutral Hydrogen (HI). As part of this group, I have had the opportunity to observe at the Arecibo Observatory, and on several occasions to brings students to an annual workshop at the observatory.
I am also in charge of the introductory physics labs (College Physics - Phys 103/104; University Physics - Phys 151/152). I teach many sections of each lab, I write the laboratory instructions, and have created an online setup manual that details the assembly of each experiment. I'm also the Physics department computer specialist; I keep all of the laboratory computers running as smoothly as possible.
I serve on the board of directors of the Adirondack Public Observatory (APO). Our group of amateur and professional astronomers wish to build an observatory for public use in Tupper Lake, NY, under the dark skies of the Adirondack Mountains. I give many public astronomy lectures and maintain the web site for the APO.
More goodies can be found on my personal website.
Fall 2013 Courses:
- Phys 103: Lab for College Physics (Lab instructions)
- Phys 151: Lab for University Physics (Lab instructions)
Spring 2014 Courses:
Regularly Taught Courses:
- Phys 101 - Introduction to Astronomy
- Phys 103/104 - Laboratory for College Physics
- Phys 151/152 - Laboratory for University Physics
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
- Other times by appointment