Improving the Astronomy in Schools

Dr. Larry Krumenaker...

             ...has been an astronomer, DeKalb County high school science teacher, college astronomy instructor in New Jersey and Georgia, and a planetarium instructor.  His BS and MS astronomy degrees are from Case Western Reserve University, an MAT in Planetarium Education is from Michigan State University, and his Ph.D. in Science Education is from the University of Georgia.  His dissertation was a nationwide survey of high school astronomy courses and the effects of No Child Left Behind on them. 

            A well-published author (Astronomy Education Review, Science, Sky and Telescope, and others), Dr. Krumenaker is the publisher/editor of The Classroom Astronomer magazine and author of several forthcoming books, plus The Characteristics and the Life Cycles of Stars; An Anthology of Current Thought from Rosen Publishers.  He has been a speaker at such diverse meetings sites as the Southeastern Planetarium Association, AAPT, NSTA, GSTA, various Korean education groups, and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

                   As an astronomer, Krumenaker is most noted for his discovery in 1973 of the Milky Way's only known microquasar, SS433.  His research work is in spectroscopy of cool and emission-line stars and in the history of cartography of Mercury.


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