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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41 Courses and Sets

  1. A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

    A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

    David M. Meyer
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
    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...
  2. Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

    Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

    David M. Meyer
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (224)
    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 Hubble's first two decades. Your guide is award-winning Professor David M. Meyer, whose 12 lectures use breathtaking imagery to reveal the fundamental concepts and...
  3. Experiencing Hubble: Exploring the Milky Way

    Experiencing Hubble: Exploring the Milky Way

    David M. Meyer
    4.9 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (18)
    Starting at $169.95 Starting at $169.95 $199.95 $169.95$199.95
    Taught by Dr. David Meyer of Northwestern University, this course takes you on a tour of the Milky Way galaxy through spectacular images during the Hubble Space Telescope's third decade of operation. You view stars, star cluster, nebulae, and more, while learning such concepts as star birth, planet formation, black holes, and galactic evolution. The result is a tour that is as awe-inspiring as it is instructive,...
  4. (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.
  5. (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
  6. (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...
  7. (Set) Our Night Sky & Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe  Set

    (Set) Our Night Sky & 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
    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...
  8. (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...
  9. (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...
  10. (Set) Understanding the Inventions that Changed the World & Experiencing Hubble Set

    (Set) Understanding the 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) 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...
  12. (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...
  13. (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
  14. (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,...
  15. (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
  16. (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
  17. (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
  18. (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...
  19. (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...
  20. (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