About Us

Dr. Walter Van Hamme

Professor of Physics and SISH Executive Director, a.i. Dr. Van Hamme is an expert in Stellar astronomy concentrating on theoretical modelling and observations of Binary stars systems.

Dr. James Webb

Professor of Physics and director of the SARA North Observatory. Dr. Webb specializes in Extragalactic Astrophysics, concentrating on optical and multifrequency variability of Blazars.

Dr. Caroline Simpson

Professor of Physics. Dr. Simpson is an expert in Radio observations of galaxies using the Very Large Array Telescope in New Mexico. She concentrates on star formation in dwarf galaxies.

Dr. Fiorella Terenzi

Physics and Astronomy Instructor.

Dr. Tigran Abrahamyan

Coordinator, Research Programs/Astronomy lab Manager

Mike Smith

Mr. Smith supervises the outside laboratories for the introductory astronomy classes and is instrumental in setting up the telescopes at our public star parties.