Fernbank Science Center Faculty
||Ed Albin, Ph.D.
Astronomer / Planetary Scientist
156 Heaton Park Drive
Ph.D. University of Georgia
Teaching / Research Interests
Since 1988, Dr. Albin has served as an astronomer with Fernbank, where the majority of his instruction occurs within the planetarium and observatory. In addition to being curator of the center’s meteorite collection, his teaching / research interests include astronomy education, planetary science, and aeronautics. As an avid telescope maker, he periodically teaches an advanced study course for high school students on astronomy and telescope making, which provides participants with an opportunity to build a six-inch reflecting telescope. Dr. Albin is also a commercial helicopter pilot, flying weekend tours over the city of Atlanta.
Albin, E. F., Harris, R. S., King, D. T., Jaret, S. J., Petruny, L. W., Gibson, C. J., 2008, The Woodbury structure: Evidence for an ancient impact crater in west-central Georgia, Lunar and Planet. Sci., 39, 2506.
Albin, E., F., 2004, Earth Science Made Simple, Random House Pub., 224 p.
Albin, E. F., Norman, M. D., and Roden, M., 2000, Major and trace element compositions of georgiaites: Clues to the source of North American tektites, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 35, 795 - 806.
Albin, E. F., 1992, Observing the new Mars, Astronomy, 20, 74-79.