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Stacy Palen

Stacy Palen is an award-winning professor in the Physics Department and Director of the Ott Planetarium at Weber State University. She received her BS degree from Rutgers University, and her PhD from the University of Iowa. Dr. Palen does research in the death of Sun-like stars, and formal and informal astronomy education. She spends much of her time thinking, teaching, and writing about the applications of science in everyday life. She then puts that science to use on her small farm in Ogden, Utah.

Books by Stacy Palen

  • 9780393936315 72

    Understanding Our Universe

    Stacy Palen, Laura Kay, Bradford Smith, George Blumenthal

    Second Edition, Paperback, 2014

    Students learn astronomy by doing astronomy.
  • 9780393631715 72

    Understanding Our Universe

    Stacy Palen, Laura Kay, George Blumenthal

    Third Edition, Mixed Media Product, 2018

    Students learn best by doing.
  • 9780393938999 72

    21st Century Astronomy

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition, Mixed Media Product, 2016

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.
  • 9780393265118 72

    21st Century Astronomy: The Solar System

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition, 1, Mixed Media Product, 2015

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.
  • 9780393265125 72

    21st Century Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition, 2, Mixed Media Product, 2016

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.