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Christopher Palma

Teaching Professor
Headshot picture of Associate Dean Palma

My work in Astronomy & Astrophysics:

  • Teach Astro 401, Fundamentals of Planetary Science & Astronomy
  • Co-teach Sci Ed / Astro 116, Introduction to Astronomy for Educators
  • Serve on the outreach committee and the development & alumni relations committee
  • Mentor graduate students interested in discussing careers, particularly in outreach or as a primarily teaching-focused faculty member
  • Meet with undergraduates on any topic

As a recent project, I have been trying to document the early history and creation of the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at Penn State along with my collaborator, emeritus faculty member Prof. Richard Wade.