Shannon Schmoll

Director, Abrams Planetarium · Michigan State University

Shannon Schmoll is an expert on basic astronomy, naked-eye astronomy, eclipses, constellations and the night sky.

Night Sky Eclipses Basic Astronomy Planetariums Science Education

Diane Turnshek

Special Lecturer · Carnegie Mellon University

Diane Turnshek has spent her career studying astronomy and is one of the foremost experts on light pollution.

Dark Sky Ordinance Light Pollution Artificial Light Astronomy

David Weintraub

Professor of Astronomy; Director of Undergraduate Studies; Director of Program in Communication of Science & Technology · Vanderbilt University

Expert in astrophysics who also writes about extraterrestrial life, human space travel and space colonization.

Space colonization Extraterrestrial life Mars colonization Mars Space travel

Michael Perfit

Distinguished Professor · University of Florida

Michael Perfit’s research focuses on the petrogenesis of mid-ocean ridge basalts, island arc lavas and oceanic spreading centers.

Volcanology Marine Geology Geochemistry Mid-Ocean Ridge Spreading Centers and Seamounts

Jonathan Bloch

Curator/Professor · University of Florida

Jonathan Bloch is a paleontologist focused on the fossil record of vertebrates at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Primate Evolution Paleontology Fossil Vertebrates Paleobiology Vertebrate Paleontology

David Chuss, PhD

Professor and Chair of Physics · Villanova University

David Chuss, PhD, has worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and studies astronomical polarimetry and magnetic fields.

Astrophysical Magnetic Fields Cosmology Astronomical Polarimetry Galactic Center Star Formation

Heidi Jo Newberg

Professor, Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Studies the formation and structure of the Milky Way and other galaxies

Physics Color Selection of QSOs Supernova Phenomenology Astronomy Galaxy Photometry

Scott Dodelson

Professor and Department Head · Carnegie Mellon University

Scott Dodelson is interested in learning about fundamental physics by analyzing data from cosmic surveys.

Dark Matter Physics Space Cosmology Astrophysics