Upper School physics teacher, Dr. Jeffrey Goldader will present,
“Things What Go Bump in the Night: Cosmic Collisions.” Dr.
Goldader’s talk will run to 8 p.m. followed by light snacks and telescope
viewing outside the Athletic Center, weather permitting. Please
RSVP or contact Karen Salvitti - firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-525-2700
ext. 309 – with any questions.
Meet the Teacher
Dr. Jeff Goldader double majored in
physics and astronomy as an undergraduate at the University of Washington and holds
a doctorate in astronomy from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Before coming to Baldwin, he was a
research fellow with the Hubble Space Telescope project from 1995-1998, and
taught astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania from 1998-2003. He has
taught and developed the Physics program at Baldwin since 2004. He is also an
Adjunct Professor, lecturing at Widener University.
In His Words
“In graduate school and during my postdoc, I concentrated on
my research, and just always assumed I would do the expected thing and
eventually become a professor at a university or college. I originally started
working at Penn mainly as a researcher who did some teaching, but soon
discovered I’d rather be a teacher who did some research.
Being a high school physics teacher is immensely rewarding
and I can’t imagine having to do any-thing else. I enjoy the chance to share
what I have learned, and love watching my students have their ‘ah ha!’ moments.
My time in graduate school, at the Space Telescope, and at Penn provided me
with countless experiences and anecdotes that have been very useful in the
classroom. I love to solve puzzles and learn new things, and teaching at
Baldwin challenges me to do both on a daily basis. Developing new labs, troubleshooting
equipment, and finding new ways to reach students are all puzzles to be solved,
and all require me to be an active learner in the classroom.”