His areas of interest are astronomy, engineering, physics education, physics demonstrations, and laboratory apparatuses. Jeffrey performed an experiment on NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft (i.e. the vomit comet). He also observed Pluto occultations with a NASA and NSF funded team preparing for the New Horizons mission at locations in Tasmania, Reunion Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, New Mexico and North Carolina. Jeffrey oversees the physics department’s 3D printer, ShopBot, and maker space. He teaches students how to safely use the shop tools.
Auroras have been seen in the atmospheres of all the gas giant planets, which is not surprising, since these planets all have robust magnetic fields. More surprisingly, auroras have also been discovered on both Venus and Mars, both of which have very weak magnetic fields.13 February 2022