Scott Fisher, Department of Physics

Scott Fisher, Outreach Director of the Department of Astronomy

Scott Fisher

Astronomy Lecturer and Outreach Coordinator
Practice Areas: Environment, NASA, Space, Astronomy, STEM, Eclipse, Science Communication, Science Literacy

Faculty bio | Pine Mountain Observatory | (541) 346-4799

Scott Fisher is an academic expert in 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. 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.

Recent Media:
What Oregonians can expect during upcoming solar eclipse (KLCC, April 3, 2024)
Best places to watch the April 8 eclipse in the Mid-Valley (Statesman Journal, March 30, 2024)
Here's what to know before you try to view the solar eclipse with your phone camera (Courier Journal, March 12, 2024)
October 2023 solar eclipse weather forecast: Will clouds ruin the view? (USA Today, Oct. 12, 2023)
Long-term weather trends favor viewing of 2023's annular eclipse (Astronomy, Nov. 3, 2022)
Astronomy Research: An Asteroid Revealed (Oregon Quarterly, Autumn 2019)
50 years later, Apollo 11 remains an inspiration for UO researchers (Around the O, July 19, 2019)
Eclipse tips: A few short videos on watching the sun go out (Around the O, Aug. 16, 2017)
Even In Eugene, eclipse will be a spectacle worth looking up for (KLCC, Aug. 9, 2017)
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)