Taking the Temperature of an Extrasolar Planet

Dr. Williams is a professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, along with planetary science, at the Penn State Behrend Campus in Erie, Pennsylvania.  As a teen, Dr. Williams started his future career endeavors as an astronomy hobbyist at the Martz Kohl Observatory. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physics at the University of Pittsburgh and his Doctor of Philosophy in Astronomy and Astrophysics at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Williams’ research interests include, Spin-Orbital Dynamics of Planets and Moons; Evolution of the Solar System; Exoplanets and Exomoons; Asteroid Impacts on Terrestrial Planets; and Climates of Terrestrial Planets. © 2020