Thomas Robertson

Chairperson Emeritus

CP 101a  Phone: 765-285-8869  

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 101
Muncie, IN 47306

Thomas Robertson received his PhD in astronomy from Case-Western University in 1978 and joined the faculty of Ball State University in the fall of that year. He is actively involved in research in observational stellar astronomy and galactic structure. Robertson teaches primarily general education astronomy courses with assignments in introductory astrophysics courses for astronomy minors and graduate students. He also has been active in the development of teacher workshops in astronomy for middle school and high school teachers. Robertson has been a leader in the assessment of academic programs in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Research Interests
Galactic Structure and Kinematics; Observational Stellar Astronomy