John Feldmeier

Contact information:
Fellowship status:
Starting year: 2003
AAPF alumnus
Fellowship institution: Case Western Reserve University and NOAO
Current (or last known) position: Assistant Professor, Youngstown State
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Research Interests:

I am interested in observational cosmology and extragalactic astronomy. I am especially interested in studying clusters of galaxies and the starlight between them. I also study a form of high-redshift galaxies known as Lyman-alpha emitters, which appear to be galaxies just in the process of forming and creating large numbers of stars. I also use extragalactic planetary nebulae to find the distances, dynamics and chemical abundances of nearby galaxies.

Education and Outreach Interests:

I have been doing work on the astronomy and physics education of homeschooling students. Home-schooling students are very interested in science, but access to science outreach has often been difficult. I am also interested in teaching undergraduate the process of how to do science, which often seems mystical to them. By de-mystifying the process of science, we should be able to make science more accesible to students.