Tyler Nordgren

Tyler Nordgren
Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Tyler Nordgren, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Redlands, is available to comment on current topics like night sky events, ozone and earth’s atmosphere, current and future space exploration, innovation in astronomy and global warming.

He is the author of “Stars Above, Earth Below: A Guide to Astronomy in the National Parks.”

In 2004, he was part of a small group of astronomers and artists that designed a sundial for NASA’s Mars Rovers.

Prior to joining the University of Redlands faculty in 2001, Nordgren worked as an astronomer for the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., and for Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz.

He received his doctoral and master’s degrees in astronomy from Cornell University, and his undergraduate degree in physics from Reed College.

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Astronomy
  • Space exploration
  • National parks
  • Light pollution
  • Night sky events
  • NASA
  • Mars exploration

Tyler Nordgren on landing of Curiosity

Tyler Nordgren in the news


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