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Michael Cushing, Ph.D.


Michael Cushing, Ph.D.
Professor of Astronomy and Director of Ritter Planetarium

Michael Cushing studies the coolest stars in the universe. He led a team of researchers who identified a new type of brown dwarf, called Y-dwarfs, with temperatures as low as 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Expertise: Stars, Y-Dwarfs

In the News: Toledo Blade, NBC 24, Scientific American

Last Updated: 7/9/21