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Eric W. Klumpe

Board Member

Eric Klumpe is both an astronomer and an astronautical engineer.  He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Caltech and Stanford. Then, after a twelve-year tenure with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on the Viking, Voyager, Halley Intercept, and Galileo projects, Eric went on to earn master’s degrees in physics and astronomy and, […]

Biography

Eric Klumpe is both an astronomer and an astronautical engineer.  He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Caltech and Stanford. Then, after a twelve-year tenure with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on the Viking, Voyager, Halley Intercept, and Galileo projects, Eric went on to earn master’s degrees in physics and astronomy and, ultimately, a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Klumpe is currently a member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty at Middle Tennessee State University. His research interests include asteroseismology, telescope design, and astrodynamics. He designed both of the MTSU observatories and founded their associated public education programs. Dr. Klumpe was named a Fellow in the Royal Astronomical Society in 2002 for contributions in the areas of research, education, and public outreach in astronomy. Both he and his wife became dedicated fans of Reasons to Believe in 1987, and they have four wonderful children.

Biography

Eric Klumpe is both an astronomer and an astronautical engineer.  He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Caltech and Stanford. Then, after a twelve-year tenure with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on the Viking, Voyager, Halley Intercept, and Galileo projects, Eric went on to earn master’s degrees in physics and astronomy and, ultimately, a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Klumpe is currently a member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty at Middle Tennessee State University. His research interests include asteroseismology, telescope design, and astrodynamics. He designed both of the MTSU observatories and founded their associated public education programs. Dr. Klumpe was named a Fellow in the Royal Astronomical Society in 2002 for contributions in the areas of research, education, and public outreach in astronomy. Both he and his wife became dedicated fans of Reasons to Believe in 1987, and they have four wonderful children.