Aileen O’Donoghue is an active astronomical researcher who has been in love with watching the sky all her life. She holds physics degrees from New Mexico Tech, where she studied both astronomy and atmospheric physics. Aileen has taught physics at SLU for over 30 years, along with courses on global climate, meteorology, climate history, and climate change.
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!" She appears monthly on North Country Public Radio to discuss the sky, and serves on the board of trustees of the Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory.
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 2022 - The Sky in Motion [F-22-23]
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]