Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory

Our Staff


Michael Cushing

Michael Cushing

Director

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.

Michael.Cushing@utoledo.edu (419) 530-2637


Alexander Mak

Alexander Mak

Associate Director

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.

Alexander.Mak@utoledo.edu (419) 530-4641


Cody Gerhartz

Cody Gerhartz

Graduate Student Staff

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 and infrared.

Cody.Gerhartz@utoledo.edu (419) 530-8588

Patrick Ross

Patrick Ross

Graduate Student Staff

Patrick is a doctoral student in the Physics and Astronomy department.

patrick.ross@utoledo.edu (419) 530-8588


Shaeley Diemer

Shaeley Diemer

Undergraduate Student Staff

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.

Heidi Kutcha

Heidi Kutcha

Undergraduate Student Staff

Heidi is a third year astrophysics and math major.

Johnathan

Johnathan Winckowski

Undergraduate Student Staff

Johnathan is currently entering his fifth year as an astrophysics student, and his third year at UT.


Last Updated: 7/18/17