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Ralph Pass

Adjunct Lecturer and Director of Merrimack College Observatory


Adjunct Professor Ralph Pass, who holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Maryland, teaches astronomy and frequently operates the Merrimack College Observatory.

Ralph Pass Astronomy Homepage


Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Maryland


Dr. Pass also collaborates with the Honors Program, teaching Honors- Introduction to Astronomy.

Professional Experience

Dr. Pass was a member of the Apollo project for every manned Apollo mission, provided early orbit determination for unmanned missions, did oceanographic experiments for the U.S. Navy as part of the Applied Physics Labs of Johns Hopkins University team, developed and operated meteorological stations and software for numerous public and private entities, provided object oriented programming instruction and project leadership, worked in advanced technologies for Putnam Investments, provided software for robot control with the Draper Laboratory, and has lectured on cruise ships. His passions include Astronomy and golf.


Email: passr


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