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Auburn Inspires Faculty with New Leach Science Center – Technology Transforms Astronomy

Published: 03/19/2019

By: Maria Gebhardt

The new Leach Science Center Addition is inspiring faculty in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM). Dr. Dennis Bodewits, an astrophysicist in the Department of Physics, currently teaches quantum physics and looks forward to teach astronomy classes in the new facility this fall.

“I am passionate about teaching Auburn students about physics and the new Leach Science Center Addition allows me to engage and inspire my students with the latest classroom technology,” said Dr. Bodewits.

With this new facility, he will be able to make astronomy come to life for students. The new audiovisual features make it much easier to use high quality images in class to visually tell the story of planets and galaxies.

“I am also excited about the astronomy terrace,” he explained. “This new innovative, roof-top terrace with more than a dozen state-of-the-art telescopes will allow students to take their own photos of the solar system and then provide hands-on research experience in analyzing these photos.”

View the webcam of the construction of this new facility and find out more about the Leach Science Center.

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