Astronomy Research and Education since 1979






Supernova Search Team Investigator - Puckett Observatory (1998-Present)
      Credited with the discovery of 24 supernovae to date

Guest Astronomer - Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge, NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia
     Night sky presentations for nature lovers from around the globe (March through April 2006)

Speaker
      Colloquium: Emory University Department of Physics (2006)
      Atlanta Astronomy Club Banquet (2006)
      Gwinnett County Middle School Science Fair (2007)
      Atlanta Astronomy Club September Meeting (2007)

Astronomy Instructor
      Emory University Department of Physics
      Astronomy Lab Instructor (2007-Present)
      Chattahoochee Nature Center
      Quarterly Evening Programs (2008-Present)
      Kennsaw State University’s Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning
      Adult continuing education classes (2004-Present)
      Fulton County Schools (Clayton State) Center for Lifelong Learning
      Adult continuing education classes (2001-2006)
      Home School Enrichment
      Astronomy for elementary and middle school aged students (2006-2007)
      Georgia Enrichment Center
      Astronomy for elementary and middle school aged students (2007)

Observatory Assistant - Fernbank Science Center (1980-2000)
      Assisted with independent study astronomy classes.
      Worked public open houses, answering questions and running the 36-inch telescope.
      Participated in data reduction for binary star research.

Educating through the media:
      1995. CNN: Featured on “Backyard Universe" segment about how to predict and observe satellites..
      1996. CNN: Provided commentary on the approach of Comet Hyakutake.
      1996. Fox5: Interviewed live about Comet Hyakutake.
      1997. CNN: Live 10-minute interview with Miles O’Brien, providing commentary about Comet Hale-Bopp.
      1998. TBS: Featured in “Welcome to the Club”, an 8 minute segment about amateur astronomy
      1999. CNN: Featured in a 2-part John Holliman story about efforts at Fernbank and at Puckett Observatories.
      2002: Atlanta Journal Constitution: Front page color photo and feature article about supernova hunting. Also distributed world-wide by the Associated Press.
      2007: CNN Radio: Interviewed about Comet Holmes

Member, Atlanta Astronomy Club, a thriving association of over 400 Atlanta area amateur and professional astronomers (1979-Present)
      Educated both groups and individuals on how to navigate the night sky, and how to use their telescopes.
      Served in leadership positions several times, including observatory director, programs chairman, treasurer, president, and chairman of the board.