Dr. Michael Cushing is an associate professor of Physics and Astronomy. His research
focuses on the discovery and characterization of low-mass stars and brown dwarfs in
the solar neighborhood using ground- and spaced-based telescopes and the development
of the algorithms to both reduce and analyze the data obtained with them.
Morgan Hayward is from the Toledo, Ohio area and graduated from the University of
Toledo in the spring of 2013. Since receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with
a concentration in New Media, she has worked as the Fulldome Graphic Artist for the
University’s Ritter Planetarium. She specializes in 3D computer generated graphics
in the production of educational fulldome films.
Cody is a doctoral student in the Physics and Astronomy department from Chilton, WI.
His research focuses on the understanding and characterization of hot main sequence
stars with disks of gas around them using ground based telescopes in both the optical
Shaeley Diemer is a fifth year here at the University of Toledo majoring in Astrophysics.
She has always wanted to have a job involving something with astronomy and enjoys
her job working at the Ritter Planetarium.
Undergraduate Student Staff
Heidi is a third year astrophysics and math major.