Wayne Schlingman

Wayne Schlingman

Wayne Schlingman

Director, Arne Slettebak Planetarium


614 292 5807

4057 McPherson Lab

Areas of Expertise

  • Radio Astronomy and Star Formation in the Milky Way
  • Astronomy Education and Outreach


  • B.S. Physics, 2004, University of New Mexico
  • Ph.D. Astronomy & Astronomy Education, 2012, University of Arizona

Dr. Schlingman joined the Department of Astronomy in July of 2014 as Director of the newly remodeled OSU Planetarium. He was a graduate student at the University of Arizona where he worked with Ed Prather and the Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) doing research on the teaching and learning of general education, introductory astronomy (e.g. Astro 101). He then went on to work at the University of Colorado Boulder as a Science Teaching Fellow working with the non-science major intro astronomy classes creating and adapting activities for in-class recitations. While at Colorado, he also worked with the staff and students of the newly remodeled Fiske Planetarium encouraging the use of active-engagement learner-centered instructional strategies in public talks. While at OSU he will be working with faculty and students in many departments to fully utilize the exciting technology available in the full dome theater reaching thousands of students, and members of the public.