RECON Project Leads

Meet Dr. Marc Buie:

Marc Buie at Burney Falls in California

Dr. Marc Buie is a planetary scientist and observational astronomer at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, Colorado. Formerly at Lowell Observatory, Marc has dedicated his career to studying Pluto, the Kuiper Belt, and other Trans-Neptunian Objects.

 

 

 

Meet Dr. John Keller:
Keller_Photo

John Keller leading teacher workshop in Alaska

Dr. John Keller is a planetary scientist, astronomy educator, and Director of Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado Boulder. A former high school and middle school teacher, John also has experience directing a STEM education center at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo focused on the recruitment, preparation, and retention of K-12 STEM teachers.

 

Meet our CU Boulder Student Assistants (2018 - Present)

 

Sean Haley is a fourth year Astrophysics student at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a presenter at Fiske Planetarium and hopes to pursue a master’s degree after graduation.

 

 

 

Ryder Strauss is a third year Astrophysics student at CU Boulder. He is also pursuing a minor in Mathematics, and loves to play the saxophone in his free time. After he graduates, he plans on attending graduate school and continuing research in astronomy.

 

 

 

Lizzie Wilde is a third year Astrophysics student at the University of Colorado Boulder, minoring in Spanish. She is a navigator at Fiske Planetarium and hopes to pursue graduate school in Astrophysics and Computer Science.

 

 

 

Meet our Cal Poly Student Assistants (2012-2017)

IMG_0168 (1024x717)

 

Ilianna Salas is third year Journalism/PR student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She is also pursuing a minor in Integrated Marketing Communications. After graduation, she will pursue a Master of Public Administration.

 

DSC_0445 (1024x717)

 

Matthew Kehrli is a second year Physics major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He is working towards a minor in Astronomy. He hopes to attend graduate school after he completes his degree.

Diana pic

 

 

Diana Swanson is a second year Physics major at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She is pursing environmental science and astronomy minors and is looking forward to continue to do research and attend graduate school.