South Carolina 29424

Office: 130 RHSC
Phone: (843) 953-8290
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hoto on 5-8-13 at 12.42 PM #3.jpgLaura Penny



















The American A stronomical Society

The preeminent professional organization for astronomers in the U.S.

The College of Charleston Observatory

Open Houses held 3rd Friday of each Month

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A new picture everyday with a great explanation

Hubble Space Telescope

A link to the HST gallery of images





A little bit about me -

I received a B.S. in Physics from Trinity University (1990), an M.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the Georgia State University (1996). I joined the Physics and Astronomy Department in August of 1997, after spending a year at the Université de Montreal as a post-doc. My research interests are the fundamental parameters of massive stars: their masses, radii, temperatures, and rotation rates. Courses I teach at CofC include Introductory Astronomy, Introductory Physics, Modern Physics, & Thermal Physics. I am also a mom of three great kids.


updated: 8 May 2013