Scott Fisher, Department of Physics
Scott Fisher is an expert about space, NASA, and all things astronomy. His particular strength is making science and STEM accessible to non-scientists. If it involves the stars and what we can learn from the universe beyond this home we call Earth, he can speak to it. At the University of Oregon, Scott is an astronomy lecturer, the outreach director and director of undergraduate studies for the Department of Physics. He had previously worked at Hawaii's Gemini Observatory and served as a program officer of the National Science Foundation. He enjoys communicating about science to a range of audiences, from students and public lectures to television and film outlets. Scott will host a watch party on the Oregon coast on Aug. 21, 2017, to view the next total solar eclipse.
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Astronomers Plan to Play Hooky During August Eclipse (U.S. News & World Report, April 28, 2017)
Oregon astronomer plans to check out new star with 7 exoplanets (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Feb. 23, 2017)
Teaching science so it sticks, (The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 4, 2015)