Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory

Our Staff

Michael Cushing

Michael Cushing


Office: RO 1060
Phone: (419) 530-2637
Email: michael.cushing@utoledo.edu  

Dr. Michael Cushing is a 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.  

Alexander Mak

Heidi Kuchta

Associate Director

Office: RO 0300
Phone: (419) 530-4641
Email: heidi.kuchta@utoledo.edu  

Heidi has a background in astrophysics, geology, and education. She enjoys sharing astronomy and earth science information with groups of all ages.

Grant Donnelly

Grant Donnelly

Graduate Student Assistant

Office: NA
Phone: NA
Email: grantdonnelly2@gmail.com  

Grant is a second-year graduate student.
Last Updated: 7/8/21