THS advisor receives prestigious US award for creative teaching of physics

March 7, 2016

Dr. Stephen Pompea, a member of the THS Advisory Committee, will receive the prestigious 2016 Millikan Medal. 


The award recognizes those who have made notable and intellectually creative contributions to the teaching of physics.


Steve holds the rank of Observatory Scientist and leads the Department of Education and Public Outreach at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.


Dr. Pompea is serving as a mentor to THS Middle School students for the upcoming International field trip to Kitt Peak in Tucson, Arizona in May 2016. 


THS students will be visiting the Kitt Peak National Observatory which houses the world's largest collection of research telescopes as well as the Biosphere 2 lab, which is designed to simulate a spaceship. 


With Dr. Pompea's guidance, THS students will study, observe and photograph the night sky using night-time telescopes, the world's largest solar telescope and digital photographic equipment.




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