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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35 Courses and Sets

  1. (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
  2. (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...
  3. (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...
  4. (Set) Radio Astronomy & Experiencing Hubble Set

    (Set) Radio Astronomy & Experiencing Hubble

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Discover how breath-taking the universe is with this two-course set. Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe takes you on a thrilling journey through the universe with stunning visuals and animations to explain the science of radio astronomy and its astounding discoveries. Then, join a dazzling voyage of discovery that delights the eye, feeds the imagination, and unlocks new secrets of the universe in the...
  5. (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.
  6. (Set) The Search for Exoplanets & Experiencing Hubble Set

    (Set) The Search for Exoplanets & Experiencing Hubble

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Open a new window onto the cosmos with a glorious view to all eternity using this set of The Search for Exoplanets and Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe. View actual images and artists’ renderings of never-before-seen features of planets, stars, and galaxies with breathtaking clarity.
  7. (Set) A Field Guide to the Planets & A Visual Guide to the Universe Set

    (Set) A Field Guide to the Planets & A Visual Guide to the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $434.90 Starting at $434.90 $489.90 $434.90$489.90
    Enjoy a fascinating, eye-opening guide to the wonders of the planets and the universe in this two-course set. Start with A Field Guide to the Planets, in which you’ll explore planets, moons, asteroids, comets, exoplanets, and much more with an expert guide who will show you the most cutting-edge images and research. Then, in A Visual Guide to the...
  8. (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.
  9. (Set) The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy & A Visual Guide to the Universe Set

    (Set) The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy & A Visual Guide to the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $434.90 Starting at $434.90 $489.90 $434.90$489.90
    Enjoy the full splendor and mystery of the universe, past and present, with this two-course set. A noted historian of astronomy shows you the heavens through the eyes of people long ago in The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy. Then, travel from our neighborhood of the solar system to the farthest reaches of space and time with A Visual Guide to the Universe.
  10. (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.
  11. (SET) A Field Guide to the Planets & Experiencing Hubble Set

    (SET) A Field Guide to the Planets & Experiencing Hubble

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    See the stunning marvels of the cosmos like never before with these two richly illustrated courses. First, explore planets, moons, asteroids, comets, exoplanets, and much more with an expert guide who will show you the most cutting-edge images and research in A Field Guide to the Planets. Then, in Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe, use 10 iconic images from the Hubble Space...
  12. (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.
  13. (Set) The Science of Flight & A Visual Guide to the Universe Set

    (Set) The Science of Flight & A Visual Guide to the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $434.90 Starting at $434.90 $489.90 $434.90$489.90
    Take a whole new look at the world above you with this two-course set. Start by exploring technology’s most impressive achievement through America's most popular museum in The Science of Flight. Then, see the full splendor and mystery of the universe with A Visual Guide to the Universe.
  14. (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.
  15. (Set) The Search for Exoplanets & A Visual Guide to the Universe Set on sale

    (Set) The Search for Exoplanets & A Visual Guide to the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $401.00 Starting at $57.90 $489.90 $57.90$489.90
    We are living in the golden age of astronomy and only now can we truly view the full splendor of our universe. This intensively illustrated set of courses will take you on an amazing visual journey through the unchartered territory of deep space, as you join renowned experts in The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know and A Visual Guide to the Universe. Without leaving home, you’ll find the view is truly...