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Christopher De Pree

Meet the Faculty

Christopher G. De Pree

Christopher G. De Pree

Charles A. Dana Professor of Astronomy and Chair

Contact Information

Phone: 404.471.6266
Email: cdepree@agnesscott.edu
Office Location: Observatory 102
Office Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 9:00-10:00

Academic Degrees

B.S., Duke University
M.S., University of North Carolina
Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Professor De Pree's teaching interests include introductory astronomy and physics, scientific computing, galactic astrophysics. His research focuses on early stages of massive star formation in the Milky Way, HII regions, astrophysical jets and outflows.

Professional Activities

Professor De Pree is the co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy (Alpha Books), now in its fourth edition.

In this KCBS interview on iTunes U, Professor De Pree discusses the contributions made by amateur astronomers.

Professor De Pree is profiled on the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Web site, recalling his memories of its summer student program and encouraging Agnes Scott students to participate in this research experience.

The New York Times Science Blog introduced the Metro-Atlanta Scale Model Solar System (MASS) project, in which Bradley Observatory plays a key role, and included a quiz created by observatory director Chris De Pree.

Professor De Pree discusses meteor shower viewing on WABE 90.1 FM.

Web Links

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)