Alexandria, VA

Elizabeth M. Warner

Alexandria, VA


Astronomy Instructor

Strong and genuine interest in field -- nine years at Melton Memorial Observatory, over ten years as member of Midlands Astronomy Club, and over twenty years as hobby. Professional orientation is toward education at all age levels, developing presentations, and equipment maintenance. Friendly and patient, communicate well with children and adults. Very good organizational skills.


University of Maryland

Faculty Research Assistant

College Park, MD

Aug. 2000 -- 

Melton Memorial Observatory


Columbia, SC

Jan. 1990 -- May 1999

  • Taught observatory units and indoor labs for self-paced introductory astronomy courses and labs for Honors College astronomy course. Conducted public observing sessions and arranged and guided group tours and programs. Trained observatory staff (undergraduate teaching assistants).
  • Collaborated with Midlands Astronomy Club and Gibbes Planetarium on a variety of public interest events.
  • Integrated the ST-5 CCD camera and Murnaghan filter wheel into normal operations and designed labs utilizing the camera.
  • Designed Melton Observatory's first brochure.

Jeff Price Tennis, Ski, & Skate


Columbia, SC

Aug. 1988 -- May 1999

  • Sold tennis- and ski-wear, in-line skates and gear. Rang in purchases on the register. Checked in new merchandise and marked received goods off orders. Inventoried shoes, skates, clothes. Organized stock rooms and floor displays.
  • Designed inventory sheets on computer to eliminate illegible hand drawn sheets.
  • Implemented time- and space- saving procedure of using extra boot, ski gear, and racket bags as stuffing for displayed bags.

Gibbes Planetarium

Console Operator

Columbia, SC

May 1996 - May 1997

  • Console operator for weekend public shows.
  • Assisted in all phases of show production - research, photography, slide production, special effects, and lobby displays.
  • Responsible for producing daily answering machine tapes containing show information and daily "Star Date" messages.

Allen Anderson Photography


Columbia, SC

Aug. 1994 -- Aug. 1997

  • Event photographer for fraternity and sorority parties. Work in noisy and crowded situations to take photographs.

Midland's Technical College

Astronomy Lab Instructor

Columbia, SC

Jan. 1993 -- May 1993

  • Taught astronomy lab to two sections consisting of over 40 students each.

Jackson Camera & Video


Columbia, SC

July 1992 -- Dec. 1992

  • Opened and closed branch store in major mall alone. Sold and inventoried cameras and photography accessories.


M.S., Physics

Univ. of South Carolina,Columbia, SC


B.S., Physics

Univ. of South Carolina,Columbia, SC



ADS Listing

Warner, Elizabeth M., Redfern, Greg 2005, Sky and Telescope Amateurs and the Deep Impact Mission

Redfern, Greg, Warner, Elizabeth M. 2005, Sky and Telescope Deep Impact: Our First Look Inside a Comet

McFadden, L. A., Rountree-Brown, M. K., Warner, E. M., McLaughlin, S. A., Behne, J. M., Ristvey, J. D., Baird-Wilkerson, S., Duncan, D. K., Gillam, S. D., Walker, G. H., & Meech, K. J. 2005, Space Science Reviews Education and Public Outreach for Nasa's Deep Impact Mission

McFadden, L., Rountree-Brown, M., Warner, E., McLaughlin, S., Ristvey, J., Behne, J., & Wise, J. 2004, 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly Education and Public Outreach for NASA Discovery Missions: Deep Impact and Dawn

Hobbies, Interests, and Affiliations:

Astronomy, Photography, Reading, Cross-stitch, Outdoor Activities


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