Ron Kurtus' Astronomy Credentials
(revised 16 February 2012)
Ron Kurtus has a good background in Astronomy applications.
He did technical development work on a number of space programs, including the Gemini space capsule that carried astronauts to the Moon, the Mariner Mars program, and the Jupiter space probe. Some of this work involved designing and testing space-bound telescopes and radiometers. He also managing the development of laser space weapons for the Air Force’s Strategic Defense Initiative programs.
Kurtus majored in both Mathematics and Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and did his graduate work in Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in Mathematics at the University of Missouri.
Ron taught Mathematics at the University of Missouri, Physical Science at the Milwaukee Area Technical College and Mathematics at Waukesha County Technical College.
Kurtus has written two books: Gravity and Gravitation: Derivations, Equations and Applications and Tricks for Good Grades: Strategies to Succeed in School.
Material he has written has been also been cited in 145 published books, including Physics textbooks and a book published by NASA.