Our Staff of the Planetarium

Dr. Mel Blake"Come Gather round people, wherever you roam ..." Bob Dylan.


  • Director, Dr. Mel Blake.


  • Deb Bailey (Work-Study Intern). Deb helps with the public and school programs as well as writing for the newsletter.
  • Daniel Johnson is a summer research assistant working on cataclysmic variable stars.


  • Adam Blacklidge is also a research volunteer working on pulsars in globular star clusters.

Past Students

  • Work-Study Intern Shrinkanla Kumar. Feb. - June 2008.
  • Work-Study Intern Courtney. Sept. - December 2008.
  • Work-Study Intern Adam Blacklidge. Spring 2009.
  • Senior Project student. Zach. August - Decmber 2008. AGNs.
  • Research volunteer. Ujiwal Kumar. Spring 2009. Ujiwal was a research volunteer worked on active galaxies.
  • Senior Project student. Teri Tidwell. Summer 2009. Teri worked on a senior project on rotating Radio Astronomical transients (RRATs).
  • Senior Project student. Tara Jaynes. Summer 2009. Tara worked on a senior project looking for variables tars in two star clusters.
  • Work-Study Intern. Britney Murphy. Fall 2009.