Aileen O’Donoghue is an active astronomical researcher who loves watching the sky. She holds physics degrees from New Mexico Tech, where she studied both astronomy and atmospheric physics. Aileen teaches physics at SLU, along with courses on global climate, meteorology, climate history, and climate change.
Aileen has been teaching at SLU for over 30 years. She is active in astronomical research and LOVES watching the sky and sharing her knowledge of it. As she says, “It’s so enriching to know what’s going on when you look at celestial objects!"
Aileen is a frequent, and popular, presenter for SOAR. In fall 2016, she was given the "Leon LeBeau SOARing Eductor Award."
View presenter's SOAR classes on her own SLU website:
Fall 2019 - Galaxies [F-19-25]
Fall 2018 - Galaxies [F-18-32]
Fall 2017 - Life on the Tilted Teacup Ride [F-17-37]
Fall 2016 - Earth's Atmosphere: An Exploration [F-16-24]
Fall 2014 - Galaxies [F-14-26]
Fall 2013 - Earth and Climate [F-13-16]
Fall 2012 - The Sky in Motion: LIfe on a Tilted Teacup Ride [F-12-48]
Spring 2012 - Spring and Summer Sky 2012 [S-12-51]
Fall 2010 - Earth and Climate [F-10-17]