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Name: Eric McKenzie

Membership: Active Member

Year/Major: 4th Year Graduate Astronomy Student

Contact: eric@astro.ufl.edu or (352)374-7158




 
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Extragalactic Astronomy (esp. Observational Cosmology), Open Clusters, Solar System

Education: B.A. in History, Yale University (1995); M.S. in Astronomy, University of Florida (2001)

Astronomy/Physics Classes Taken: All UF Astronomy Graduate Classes; Physics up through Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Advanced Mechanics and Electrodynamics

Computer Skills: C Programming (and many others too), UNIX & Windows OS; misc Word Processing & Spreadsheets and Astronomy Software Packages

Personal Information

Age: 28

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Hobbies: Reading, Games, Outdoor Activities (hiking, caving, etc)

Interesting Facts: I am in charge of the Astronomy Department's Public Night Program. On Friday nights, we open the campus observatory for the general public to look through our telescopes.

Why Astronomy? I always liked it, ever since I was a little kid. When I was 5 years old I got my mom to pretend I was 6, so that I could get into the 'adult' planetarium shows:)