David Batuski

Professor and Chair of Physics and Astronomy
Faculty Member of the RiSE Center

121 Bennett Hall
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  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1986
  • M.S., Purdue University, 1971
  • B.S., U.S. Air Force Academy, 1970


  • Observational Cosmology
  • Large-scale Structure in the Universe
  • Dynamics of Galaxy Clusters
  • Radio Sources in Poor Galaxy Clusters


Dr. Batuski has advised the following education research projects:

Assessment and Modification of an Introductory Astronomy Laboratory Lesson on Astronomical Time-keeping, Adrienne Traxler, MST 2006

Graduate Student Committees

Dr. Batuski has served as a committee member for the following education research projects:

An Inventory of Student Recollections of Their Past Misconceptions as a Tool for Improved Classroom Astronomy Instruction, Andrej Favia, PhD in Physics 2014

Student Ideas about the Moon and its Phases and the Impact of a Real 3D Model of the Sun/Earth/Moon System in an Introductory Astronomy Laboratory Course, James Cohen, MST 2005