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Charles Kerton

Charles Kerton

  • Associate Professor
I am an observational astronomer with a research focus on massive star formation and interstellar medium physics. My research combines a synoptic view using data collected by radio and infrared surveys with targeted high-resolution studies of individual objects. I have a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Toronto, and an MS in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Hawaii, reflecting my lifelong interest in both astronomy and Earth science. On the science education front, I am interested in issues related to effective online teaching, the construction of low-cost lab experiments, and the utilization of both traditional planetarium shows and desktop/laptop planetarium software in teaching astronomy.

Contact Info

A313W Physics
2323 Osborn Dr.


  • Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Toronto, 2000
  • M.S., Geology & Geophysics, University of Hawaii, 1996
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), Physics, Dalhousie University, 1992