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Art Goss


I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio.  I got hooked on Astronomy when I was 13.  That year I “discovered” the Perseid Meteor Shower and a few weeks later saw the rings of Saturn through a telescope at the Dayton Museum of Natural History (now the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery).  I would eventually become the planetarium director at that museum.  I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Physics from Wright State University in Dayton.  I moved to Seattle and started teaching at Bellevue College in 1994, and have taught all the astronomy courses and most of the physics courses offered here.  I feel very lucky to be teaching at a place that has both a digital planetarium and an observatory.