I was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up mostly in New Jersey.  I earned my PhD in physics at the University of Iowa.  After that, I moved to Seattle, where I worked in the Astronomy Department at the University of Washington for a time. I am now a Full Professor in the Physics Department at Weber State University in Ogden, UT.
If you want more professional biography, see my CV, which is really not very up to date at all. So send me email if you really want to know something!
Stacy Palen
Full Professor, Physics
Director, Ott Planetarium
Office: TY 328
Phone: (801) 626-7030
email: spalen AT weber DOT edu
Specialty: Astrophysics
Web places you might be seeking, and random tidbits:
  1. APS Four Corners Section I'm on the Executive Committee; Come to the meeting in Fort Collins in October!
  2. Utah Dressage Society I'm on the Board. I write the newsletter, keep up the webpage, send out bulk mailings and vote on stuff.
  3. Area Farmer People seem to think it's funny that I once chased down a fox and stole my duck back. It seemed like the only appropriate response...
  4. Science Friday When SciFri came to Utah to talk about James Webb Space Telescope (the backbone was built in Magna), I got to meet Ira Flatow! Fangirl!
  5. EnviroLimbo For a while, I was writing a blog about how to pursue resiliance and environmentalism, one house at a time.
  6. Signpost The WSU paper had a great article about me in September, 2017. They are so nice!
“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what’s a heaven for?”
---Robert Browning