Dr. Daniel Barth

Dr. Daniel E. Barth is Associate Professor of Astronomy at Mt. San Jacinto College in California. He also teaches at Tahquitz High School in Hemet, California where he runs an award winning astronomy and physics program. Dr. Barth has been an active astronomer and telescope owner for over 40 years and is a prominent advocate for astronomy education world-wide; his methods and curricula are used in schools around the globe and the Maurice on the Moon series has reintroduced thousands of students to the joys of science. Dr. Barth is the winner of the Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence, and the Science is for Kids Foundation Fellowship; he is also a three-time nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education, and his work in science education has been recognized by UNESCO.

Dr. Barth is proud to count many science educators, university faculty in physics and chemistry, research scientists, doctors, engineers, and many astronomers (amateur and professional), among his former students. His current physics student can be found building catapults, roller coasters, and even rocket cars. Students in his astronomy program study nebulae and galaxies, track and explore the planets, and regularly photograph and explore the Moon.

Dan currently has the following eBooks with us:


To learn anything well, get it in your feelings!

Knowing something well enough to use in the real world is different from knowing it well enough to get a high score on a test.  Tests play an important role, but the key to real world competence is to get a “feel” for the skill or subject area. So what… Read More


3 Great Learning Sites

  Software and Business A lot of people love lynda.com to learn software. I’ve been a big fan for several years. However, another site I love is creativelive.com. Similar to lynda.com, creativelive is more than just learning about software. They have classes that relate to business and education. The nice thing about creativelive is… Read More


Three Keys To Powerful Learning For Kids Of All Ages

  Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of learning and guiding the learning of others, such as our kids, is that many of the “obvious” things to do sometimes just don’t work.  They should.  Everyone seems to agree.  But they don’t.  And for years I’ve been asking why. My first hint… Read More

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