|Rating(1-10)||Knowledgeability = 10||Clarity of Response = 10||Politeness = 10|
|Comment||The answer was so quick and so complete. Thanks. To full understand your answer I still need to brush up on spherical geometry, a topic I learned/taught fifty years ago at NJIT. The confusion (on my part) perhaps is like the confusion of others that in order to take the shortest flight possible from New Jersey to Egypt, one would travel slightly north of due east. Thanks again!|
I can answer almost any question about astronomy and related sciences, such as physics and geology. I will not answer questions about astrology and similar pseudo-scientific rubbish.
I have been a professor of astronomy for over 40 years, and am working on an online text/encyclopedia of astronomy, and an online catalog of NGC/IC objects.
Astronomical Journal, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (too long ago to be really relevant, but you could search for Courtney Seligman on Google Scholar)
I received a BA in astronomy and physics and a MA in astronomy, both from UCLA. I was working on my doctoral dissertation when I started teaching, and discovered that I preferred teaching to research.
Awards and Honors
(too long ago to be relevant, but Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi still keep trying to get me to become a paying member)