Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory

Our Staff

Michael Cushing

Michael Cushing

Director

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.


Heidi Kuchta

Heidi Kuchta

Assistant 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

Office: RO 1030
Email: Grant.Donnelly@rockets.utoledo.edu  


Molly

Molly Smith

Undergraduate Student


McKenna Dowd

McKenna Dowd

Undergraduate Student


Mary

Mary Braun

Undergraduate Student

Last Updated: 6/27/22