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Professor David M. Meyer, Ph.D.

Professor David M. Meyer
  • Northwestern University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
I have found no better way to communicate the joy of discovery in astronomy than through the beautiful cosmic images obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Dr. David M. Meyer is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University, where he is also Director of the Dearborn Observatory and Co-Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics. He earned his B.S. in Astrophysics from the University of Wisconsin, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of California, Los Angeles. He continued his studies as a Robert R. McCormick Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago's Enrico Fermi Institute before joining the Northwestern faculty. Professor Meyer's research focuses on the spectroscopic study of interstellar and extragalactic gas clouds-work carried out over the past 15 years with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope. Along with his collaborators, Professor Meyer has conducted 20 research projects with Hubble, resulting in 25 peer-reviewed publications. He has also served five times on the committee that annually selects the most deserving proposals for Hubble observing time. During his career at Northwestern, Professor Meyer has specialized in designing and teaching introductory undergraduate courses in astronomy, cosmology, and astro-biology for non-science majors. His many teaching awards include the Charles Deering McCormick Professorship of Teaching Excellence, Northwestern's highest teaching honor. Beyond campus, Professor Meyer has delivered popular talks on Hubble to young and old in settings as far-flung as a transatlantic crossing.
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"Professor Meyer's enthusiasm for his discipline is contagious. His stories about how the images were obtained and produced add a human dimension to this subject matter that really helps to enhance the learning."

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28 Courses and Sets

  1. Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

    Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

    David M. Meyer
    Starting at $169.95 Starting at $169.95 $199.95 $169.95$199.95
    Marvel at a carefully selected sampling of the Hubble Space Telescope's landmark images in Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe. This visual feast of a course features many of the greatest discoveries in astronomy during the last two decades. Your guide is award-winning Professor David M. Meyer, whose 12 lectures use breathtaking imagery to reveal the fundamental concepts and recent...
  2. A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

    A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

    David M. Meyer
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $219.95 $199.95$219.95
    The spectacular sights of the cosmos are now as easy to see as the stars above, with the 18 lavishly illustrated lectures of A Visual Guide to the Universe, produced in partnership with the Smithsonian. Orbit Saturn, search for water and life on Mars, and witness an armada of space telescopes uncovering the secrets of the cosmos. Embark on great voyages of discovery—you’ll find the view is truly out of this...
  3. (Set) Experiencing Hubble & Understanding the World's Greatest Structures  Set

    (Set) Experiencing Hubble & Understanding the World's Greatest Structures

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Enjoy two richly illustrated looks at the depths of our universe and the greatest works of engineering genius in these two dynamic courses you won't be able to look away from. In Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe, marvel at a carefully selected sampling of breathtaking images taken by this iconic space telescope. Then, in Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and...
  4. (Set) Our Night Sky & Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe  Set on sale

    (Set) Our Night Sky & Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $324.00 Starting at $61.90 $75.90 $61.90$75.90
    Get revealing looks at some of the most breathtaking sights to be seen in the stars above your head with these two richly illustrated courses. In Our Night Sky, discover the science, culture, technology, and pure pleasure of stargazing. In Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe, explore a noted astronomer and professor's "Top 10" list of the best images ever taken by this iconic space...
  5. (Set) Special Offer: Buy all 8  Set

    (Set) Special Offer: Buy all 8

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,359.60 Starting at $1,359.60 $1,599.60 $1,359.60$1,599.60
    Discover grand insights into a range of fascinating subjects with this dynamic eight-course set: Secrets of Mental Math, History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon, Optimizing Brain Fitness, Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History, Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe, Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre, Origins of Great Ancient...
  6. (Set)  Experiencing Hubble & Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre Set

    (Set) Experiencing Hubble & Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
  7. (Set) Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders & Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe  Set

    (Set) Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders & Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $369.90 Starting at $369.90 $419.90 $369.90$419.90
    Get an unparalleled view of the sky above your head as well as deep space with this visually rich set. In Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders, get a stunning tour of the sky's most dazzling displays, most of which you can see without binoculars. And in Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe, partake in a visual feast of landmark images taken by the Hubble Space...
  8. (Set) My Favorite Universe & Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe  Set

    (Set) My Favorite Universe & Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
    Travel to the farthest reaches of the known galaxy in the company of two engaging astronomers and professors with this exclusive course set. Take a spirited and intellectually engaging journey through the universe and its history&mdashfrom the big bang to the likely ways the universe might end&mdashin My Favorite Universe. Then, marvel at a carefully selected sampling of breathtaking images taken by an iconic space...
  9. (Set) Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe & Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe & Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $849.90 Starting at $849.90 $999.90 $849.90$999.90
    Get closer than ever before to some of the most awe-inspiring images and concepts in our universe with this richly illustrated two-course set. First, in Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe, get an overview of some of the greatest sights captured by this iconic space telescope. Then, in Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition, survey the main concepts,...
  10. (Set)  Inventions that Changed the World & Experiencing Hubble Set

    (Set) Inventions that Changed the World & Experiencing Hubble

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
  11. (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!! Set

    (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!!

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $679.80 Starting at $679.80 $799.80 $679.80$799.80
    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get Optimizing Brain Fitness; Experiencing Hubble; The Secrets of Mental Math; and The Origins of Ancient Civilization in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special offer is the perfect way to sample some of the fascinating subjects, engaging professors, and profound insights you can find...
  12. (Set)  Experiencing Hubble & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Experiencing Hubble & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
  13. (Set) The Life and Death of Stars & Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe  Set

    (Set) The Life and Death of Stars & Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
  14. (Set) Complete Guide to the Universe  Set

    (Set) Complete Guide to the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,484.60 Starting at $2,484.60 $2,484.60 $2,484.60$2,484.60
    Trying to envision the universe is a daunting process. Let these eight courses paint the picture of our cosmos for you, as you explore the science, history, and nature of space. From the known, in Our Night Sky, to the unknown in Black Holes, to the theorized in Dark Matter, plus five more fascinating topics, this extensive set leaves no topic uncovered and no question unanswered.
  15. (Set) Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe & Black Holes Explained  Set

    (Set) Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe & Black Holes Explained

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
    Explore new and fascinating knowledge about the universe and one of its most intriguing components, black holes, in this lavishly illustrated course set. In Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe, partake in a visual feast of landmark images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, and, in turn, learn the fundamental concepts and recent breakthroughs it has revealed in our understanding...
  16. (Set)  Understanding the Science of Tomorrow & Experiencing Hu Set

    (Set) Understanding the Science of Tomorrow & Experiencing Hu

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  17. (Set) The Stargazer's Toolkit  Set

    (Set) The Stargazer's Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $709.80 Starting at $709.80 $819.80 $709.80$819.80
    Get an unparalleled view of the sky above your head as well as deep space with this visually rich four-course set. Our Night Sky shows you how to view cosmic marvels equipped only with your own eyes, binoculars, and a small telescope. Get a visually stunning tour of the sky's most dazzling displays, most of which you can see without binoculars, in Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders. In Experiencing...
  18. (Set)  Oceanography & Experiencing Hubble Set

    (Set) Oceanography & Experiencing Hubble

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
  19. (Set) Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe & Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe  Set

    (Set) Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe & Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
    Travel to the farthest reaches of the known universe with this richly illustrated two-course set delivered by two award-winning professors. Marvel at a carefully selected sampling of the Hubble Space Telescope's landmark images in Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe. Then, gain a wealth of insights into the origin, evolution, and composition of our universe with the 36 lectures of...
  20. (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness, Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre, History of the Bible, & Experiencing Hubble  Set

    (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness, Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre, History of the Bible, & Experiencing Hubble

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $679.80 Starting at $679.80 $799.80 $679.80$799.80
    Discover grand insights into a range of fascinating subjects with this dynamic four-course set. In The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon, get compelling answers to provocative questions about the development of the New Testament. In Optimizing Brain Fitness, delve into the fundamental concepts and practical applications of your brain and how it works. Investigate black holes, the...
  21. (Set) Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe & Life in Our Universe  Set

    (Set) Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe & Life in Our Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Embark on a thrilling visual journey to see cosmic phenomena that represent many of the greatest discoveries in astronomy during the last two decades. First, in Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe, you'll be treated to landmark images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope that reveal the fundamental concepts and recent breakthroughs in our understanding of the cosmos. Next, in Life...
  22. (Set) The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries & Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe  Set

    (Set) The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries & Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $264.90 Starting at $264.90 $299.90 $264.90$299.90
    Explore the wonders and unanswered questions of the known and unknown universe and view spectacular images of cosmic phenomena taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. In The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries, uncover some of the next avenues of exploration for today's chemists, physicists, biologists, and astronomers. And in Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe, partake in a...
  23. (Set) Understanding the Mysteries of the Universe Set

    (Set) Understanding the Mysteries of the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $799.80 Starting at $799.80 $929.80 $799.80$929.80
  24. (Set) A Visual Guide to the Universe & Life in Our Universe Set

    (Set) A Visual Guide to the Universe & Life in Our Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $474.90 $414.90$474.90
    Explore our universe and the life within it with this two-course set. In A Visual Guide to the Universe, witness the many amazing photos captured by Hubble, SDO, and other instruments in space. Then, in Life in Our Universe, ponder the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in our universe.
  25. (Set) A Visual Guide to the Universe & Skywatching Set

    (Set) A Visual Guide to the Universe & Skywatching

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $439.90 $399.90$439.90
    Experience a visual exploration of the universe with this set of courses. First, immerse yourself in a voyage of discovery of nature’s most mysterious and beautiful offerings with Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders. Then, the spectacular sights of the cosmos are as easy to see as the stars above in A Visual Guide to the Universe, produced in partnership with the Smithsonian.
  26. (Set) A Visual Guide to the Universe & Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe Set

    (Set) A Visual Guide to the Universe & Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

    David M. Meyer
    Starting at $369.90 Starting at $369.90 $419.90 $369.90$419.90
    View the wonders of the universe with this two-course set. In Experiencing Hubble, see the stunning sights of deep space with the help of the Hubble Telescope. Then, in A Visual Guide to the Universe, expand beyond Hubble to the many other instruments taking remarkable photos of outer space.
  27. (Set) Robotics & Experiencing Hubble Set

    (Set) Robotics & Experiencing Hubble

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Discover the intriguing ways that modern robotics and the Hubble Space Telescope are connected in this set of courses. First, dive into the thrilling world of Robotics, and see how robots are changing your life in ways you can’t even imagine. Then, witness firsthand the awe-inspiring images that have been captured by The Hubble in Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe.
  28. (Set) A Visual Guide to the Universe & Our Night Sky Set

    (Set) A Visual Guide to the Universe & Our Night Sky

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $369.90 Starting at $369.90 $419.90 $369.90$419.90
    Get to know the sky above you in this two-course set. In Our Night Sky, experience the full scope of the stars visible by night from Earth. Then, in A Visual Guide to the Universe, go beyond what the naked eye can see and travel deep into space to view the most stunning images captured on film.