Our Staff of the Planetarium

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


  • Director, Dr. Mel Blake.


  • Maisey Hunter (Work-Study Intern). Maisey helps with the public and school programs as.
  • Koko himeno is currently working os a senior research project on asteroids.
  • Mary McDaniel has been working on variable stars as a work-study students and senior project since 2011


  • 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 - December 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.
  • Adam Blacklidge volunteer in 2010
  • Daniel Johnson worked as a research work-study student in 2012 and 2013
  • Deb Bailey worked as a work-study student until her graduation in 2012
  • Christian Bayens worked as a work-study student and did a research project on galaxies, 2013 -2014
  • Maisey Hunter did a research project in the spring of 2013
  • Taylor Garber did a summer work study and research project in 2012-2013
  • Caleb Lane worked on a senior research project on planetary systems in fall 2014