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Dr. Ann Bragg

Dr. Ann Bragg

Planetarium Director; Associate Professor, Physics

Dept: Planetarium , Physics




Office: Anderson Hancock Planetarium

Degrees: Ph.D. in Astronomy (Harvard University), 2004; Master of Arts in Astronomy (Harvard University), 1998; Bachelor of Arts in Physics (Rice University), 1996

Year appointed: 2008

Dr. Bragg grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Fascinated with stars and planets from an early age, Bragg knew she wanted to have a career that dealt with astronomy.

From 2005-08, Bragg taught introductory courses in both astronomy and physics at Bowling Green State University.

Bragg joined Marietta College in 2008 as an assistant professor. She teaches courses in introductory astronomy, as well as new courses in "Life in the Universe" and "Big Bang and Beyond." She also teaches classical mechanics and modern physics.

As the Director of the Anderson Hancock Planetarium, Dr. Bragg presents public outreach programs each month, as well as presents numerous programs for various school, scout and camp groups.