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 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.

Alexander Mak

Alexander Mak

Associate Director

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

Alex is originally from the greater Cleveland area, and has been working at Ritter since 1981. His favorite part of his job is doing programs for visiting school children.

Grant Donnelly


Graduate Student Staff

Office: RO 3020
Phone:  (419) 530-4990
Email: grantdonnelly2@gmail.com  

Grant is a first-year graduate student.

Adam Ley

Thomas Routt

Undergraduate Student

Thomas is a fourth-year Astronomy and Physics student.
Last Updated: 10/6/20