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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33 Courses and Sets

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

    Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

    David M. Meyer
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    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 Sale

    A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

    David M. Meyer
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    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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) 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...
  4. (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
  5. (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...
  6. (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...
  7. (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,...
  8. (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
  9. (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...
  10. (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
  11. (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
  12. (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.
  13. (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...
  14. (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
  15. (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...