B.S., Appalachian State University
M.S., Ph.D., Clemson University
- General Physics I and II
- Principles of Physical Science
- Stellar Spectroscopy
- Extra-Solar Planets
- Cosmo-chemical Archaeology
Dr. Eric Bubar comes to Marymount with extensive training in the field of astronomical stellar spectroscopy. He utilizes national and international telescope facilities to study stars like our own Sun. By breaking starlight into its respective wavelengths, Dr. Bubar can tell what a star is made of, how hot it is, how large it is, and determine its age. He is currently conducting a variety of projects, including studying what types of stars harbor exoplanets and studying small-scale galatic chemical enrichment within a single star-forming region. His work on this enrichment is the most detailed study ever attempted and the best part about this work is that students can easily make substantial contributions!
Teaching is another passion of Dr. Bubar's. He developed several planetarium shows while at Clemson University, covering topics such as "Archaeoastronomy" and "Historical Astronomers." He also likes performing demonstrations during lectures and will often be seen carrying bicycle tires and ropes into a classroom to teach students about physics with a hands-on approach. If you see him meandering across campus with his arms full, ask what he's carrying and perhaps you'll get an impromptu peek into the nature of physics and astronomy!