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Hornstein, Seth D Senior Instructor


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research overview

  • Dr. Hornstein's research is focused on creating tools to improve undergraduate astronomy education at the non-major level. As part of the Center for Astronomy Education Collaboration of Astronomy Teaching Scholars project, Dr. Hornstein has led the development of the Solar System Concept Inventory, participated in several other projects designed to create and disseminate research-based educational tools throughout the educational community (most recently through funding received from Associated Universities Inc.), and helps present national workshops to train instructors to use research-based interactive teaching techniques. Dr. Hornstein is also involved with the Science Education Initiative at CU and works with the departmental colleagues to develop curriculum for introductory astronomy courses.


  • undergraduate education, education research, teacher development


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courses taught

  • ASTR 1000 The Solar System (Spring 2019)
  • ASTR 1000 The Solar System (Fall 2018)
  • ASTR 1010 Introductory Astronomy 1 (Fall 2018)
  • ASTR 2600 Introduction to Scientific Programming (Spring 2018)


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