Prof. Peter Shull presented a selection of pictures for us to view and discuss together, spanning everything from the Moon to black holes to the Universe at large. He presented an overview of work in astronomy at Oklahoma State University and discussed the OSU astronomical observatory, home of the state’s main research telescope; the observatory’s observational methods, plans and goals; and efficient outdoor lighting practices.
Peter Shull is an associate professor of physics and director of OSU’s H.S. Mendenhall Observatory. He holds degrees in astrophysics from Rice (Ph.D) and Princeton. On campus, he teaches large introductory courses on the solar system, and on stars and galaxies, as well as advising research students working at the observatory. His research interests include exploding stars and planets orbiting other stars. -- Gazer's Gazette, August 2019.