Chris Magri

Thinking deep thoughts
Right: our hero contemplates the cosmos

This page exists as a stepping stone to my course pages.  Still, as long as I'm already taking up space on your monitor, I'll include a bit of extra information for your browsing bemusement.

I'm an associate professor of physics at the University of Maine at Farmington.  It's my sixteenth year here; I spent seven years before that teaching at colleges in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana.  These days I'm figuring out how to use the Web effectively in my courses.  That shouldn't take long, right?

My training is in astronomy -- pointing telescopes at spiral galaxies, to be precise.  After arriving at UMF I switched over to radar observations of asteroids, in collaboration with researchers at the Arecibo Observatory and at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  Another current project is working with UMF's twelve-inch telescope, so that students can point it at galaxies, asteroids, and whatever else comes out at night.

Practical Stuff

Contacting Me Descriptive Astronomy  (PHY 101) Elementary Physics: Physics of Cars  (PHY 110)
Elementary Physics: Einstein's Physics  (PHY 110) Sky, Earth, & Native Culture  (FYS 100) Middle School Astronomy Links
Radar Studies of Asteroids Welsh Spell Checker

Personal Interests

  No one but me cares.  Before 10 a.m., I don't care, either.

Personal Non-Interests

The History of Cement 

Intelligent Design 

The Olsen Twins

Nematode Management 

The Clapper 

Theories of Everything

Distance Learning 

Spam Recipes 

Peruvian Whistling Vessels


Procrastination and You

The Subservient Chicken The Recursion Page Zen on tap The Underdog Show


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