CMNST Staff - M. Bobrowsky

Dr. Matthew Bobrowsky is a scientist, educator, and science communicator.  He has been teaching astronomy, physics, and astrobiology for 25 years and is the lead author of the “Phenomenon-Based Learning” series of books published by NSTA Press.  He has received numerous teaching awards, including the University of Maryland Board of Regents' Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Bobrowsky is an astronomer and worked at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute as a science content specialist for the Origins Education Forum — a NASA educational group concerned with the origin of galaxies, stars, planets, and life.  He was responsible for presenting science related to NASA's Origins missions in a form appropriate to various educational and public audiences.  

In his scientific research, Dr. Bobrowsky has made astronomical observations with many telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope.  His specialty is the study of planetary nebulae — clouds of gas expanding outward from aging stars.  He discovered several planetary nebulae using Hubble, including the Stingray Nebula.  Dr. Bobrowsky lectures widely on astronomy, physics, the Hubble Space Telescope, life in the universe, the process of science, Phenomenon-Based Learning, and science vs. pseudoscience.

 

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