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# Ron Kurtus' Astronomy Credentials

Ron Kurtus has a solid background in Astronomy applications.

He did technical development work on a number of space programs, including the Mercury space capsule used by *John Glenn*, 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 also been cited in 151 published books, including Physics textbooks and a book published by NASA.

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