Prof. Emeritus Ronald P. Olowin at the Arecibo Telescope


In fall of 2017, Dr. and Mrs. Louis and Jane Geissberger sought a way to honor and strengthen the legacy of Prof. Emeritus Ronald P. Olowin (1945-2017). They made a generous gift to the College which is allowing us to rejuvenate the equipment used by both introductory and upper-division students, to do outreach via astronomy nights, and to conduct the Olowin Physics & Astronomy Lecture Series. Mary Olowin was inspired by this generosity and joined in with an additional gift to provide more resources to support this effort. Ron's pedagogy, scholarship, and service are thereby all continued for the benefit of the students, faculty, staff and the community.


Sky & Telescope journalist Javier Barbuzano will deliver the Olowin Physics & Astronomy lecture on February 21, 2019. His subject is: The Moon Mess. For more details: Announcement.


The inaugural Olowin Physics & Astronomy lecture was delivered by Dr. Jessie Christiansen on March 12, 2018. Her subject was: On the Road to a Billion Planets (Announcement, Slide Deck).


For questions, please email Brian Hill.

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