TMO Background Mode Interview with Astronomer Dr. Clay Sherrod


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Dr. Clay Sherrod’s astronomical studies began, soon after his Ph.D. work, in 1970 with the Arkansas Sky, Inc., his private non-profit and educational research and educational program. Although now retired, the work, publications and outreach from him via the Arkansas Sky Observatory ranks among the top in private non-profit facilities.

We chatted about how he got interested in astronomy at age 8. His grandfather, an educator who owned a country farm, was instrumental in introducing Clay to the night sky. In his Ph.D. work at Cornell, Clay studied under the legendary Dr. Carl Sagan, and he remembered Sagan fondly. We chatted about Clay’s career in privately funded astronomy, his work philosophy, the integration of science and religion, and how his talents in music and art enhance his scientific thinking. Clay is a fascinating speaker.

Dr. Clay Sherrod on Background Mode

TMO Background Mode Interview with Astronomer Dr. Clay Sherrod

6:31 PM Mar. 26th, 2019 | 00:38:26

Dr. Clay Sherrod’s astronomical studies began, soon after his Ph.D. work, in 1970 with the Arkansas Sky, Inc., his private non-profit and educational research and educational program. Although now retired, the work, publications and outreach from him via the Arkansas Sky Observatory ranks among the...

My Background Mode interview with Dr. Clay Sherrod

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  1. Mike Weasner

    I’ve known Dr. Clay for many years, but in the Interview I learned a lot of new things about what makes him such a special human being. John, thanks for a great discussion with him.

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